City Partners With Water Network To Reduce Waste

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In an effort to reduce waste in the community, Salt Lake City is proud to announce its partnership with TapIt – the only water bottle refilling network in the nation.

Over 40 local Salt Lake City food service businesses have signed up to be official TapIt Partners, pledging to offer free tap water to the public. Salt Lake City residents or visitors can use the TapIt iPhone app, mobile website or look for a TapIt sticker on the windows of participating restaurants to find where they can easily fill their personal water bottles – no questions asked.

Salt Lake City is situated close to the source of its drinking water. The majority of the City’s water comes from mountain streams and is fully treated before it goes in the pipes to users. The City’s drinking water, consistently one of the top contenders for the nation’s best tasting tap water title, complies with or exceeds all EPA requirements.

TapIt was inspired by the idea that water – a public resource –should be easily accessible. Program partners agree, believing those who want drinking water should not feel forced to buy water in a plastic bottle.

“Bulk water extraction and bottling can negatively affect our communities,” said Mayor Ralph Becker. “Overflowing landfills and looming water shortages are just some of the hidden costs of bottled water.

The TapIt program offers Salt Lake City’s clean drinking water to residents and visitors without the impact of bulk water extraction and disposable plastic bottles.

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