"Where have all our drinking water fountains gone?" asks Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute.
The WeTap App was designed by the Pacific Institute and Google for Android phones to answer this question. By allowing users to find and catalog nearby water fountains, WeTap has established a map of drinking fountains across the world: check www.wetap.org.
In addition to the location of the fountains, app users are able to specify the quality of the water and the condition of the fountain. So for those used and abused public fountains, app users are able to kickstart the replacement process.
Check out the app if you have Android and intend to choose free water over highly expensive water in plastic containers. And, of course, you can fill up your Aqua Gear water bottles at any of the fountains you find!
Quote from: Peter Gleick's SF Gate article
Photo courtesy of The Telegraph.