Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fill your water bottles for free at local businesses

As you surely know, it's getting hot out there. Thanks to a new program from DC Water though, you'll be able to fill your reusable water bottles at businesses around DC, including a bunch in our neighborhood.

The program is called TapIt and neighborhood locations include Potbelly, The Heights, Sticky Fingers and Columbia Heights Coffee. They have an iPhone app as well so you can find local spots with water. WAMU has more.

Cool program, I'll definitely be checking it out.


Anonymous said...

So, let me get this straight. There's a new program to promote people filling their water bottles at various bars/restaurants in DC? The same water that many DC residents don't drink at home without filtering because of the high lead levels in this city? Oh, brilliant. I think it's a good idea, in theory. I also think it's a bit ridiculous for these places to not fill water bottles on a hot day without this outside encouragement.

DC Water said...

Drinking water is essentially lead-free in the District's distribution system and prior to entering individual water service pipes. Lead in drinking water can affect each home in the District differently and is dependent on the material of a service pipe and household plumbing. In addition, current water treatment practices are effective in reducing lead in water in homes that may have lead sources.

Interested in more info? We encourage customers to test their water for lead. Call Customer Service at 202-354-3600 for a free lead test kit.

-DC Water