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An Open Letter to Erin Brockovich on Supporting Public Water

BY:  LISA KAAS BOYLE  LAist declares in a recent post that “LA’s Water is Officially as Clean as Bottled Water.”  The article cites LADWP’s move toward using UV light to disinfect water and to its annual Drinking Water Quality report which tells you everything you need to know about what is in the city’s tap water. “Save your money,” Albert Rodriguez, […]

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Water is Life: Safe, Sustainable, Public Water in the Age of Trump

 BY: LISA KAAS BOYLE One of the top marks of a functioning civilization is the delivery of fresh, safe, clean reliable drinking water to the public. James Joyce celebrated Dublin’s public water in Ulysses for its “universality (and) democratic equality.” Much earlier societies in Greece, Jerusalem and Rome used aqueducts to transport and deliver water, allowing civilization to […]

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The American Drinking Fountain: The Force Awakens

BY: LISA KAAS BOYLE White Only. A common sign posted on public facilities (e.g. public schools, drinking fountains, transportation) in Jim Crow segregated America (1876-1965) in the former slave states. Today, urban Americans face a less obviously demarcated threat to public services that has crept into our culture since the 1980’s when corporations began to capitalize […]

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The Friendly Fountain Team

WeTap is incredibly proud and honored to have consulted with young students to help them focus on solutions to our mistrust in the tap and in the safety of drinking fountains. While we are incredibly lucky to have safe and reliable drinking water in the US, we still need to harness our creative energies to […]

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AB-496 Pupil nutrition: fresh drinking water: funding

  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB496

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Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial 2013

Most of the water Los Angeles uses is imported and travels hundreds of miles before we can turn on the tap and take a drink from fountains and our faucets. Watch this short film about the LA Aquaduct and visualize where our water comes from.

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Water is the New Gold!

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Thank you Dr. Pankaj Parekh

Thank you Dr. Pankaj Parekh   WeTap has kept listening to your advice and we are advancing public water access here in Los Angeles with LADWP, City of LA, LAUSD, LA County Department of Public Health support.

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Is Fluoridated Water Dangerous? By Dr. Brittany Seymour

“As a professor of Oral Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, my research demonstrates that what is shared across the Internet often contradicts scientific consensus and current knowledge on a variety of health topics….Last year, we celebrated 70 years of community water fluoridation in the United States. Over 120 of the […]

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Plan your route by where the water fountains are

“Use WeTap and plan your exercise so that you’re stationed near or running by lots of water fountains.” Read the Buzz Feed article Here

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Governor Brown signs AB 496, historic water legislation

Governor Brown signs AB 496, historic water legislation supporting school districts across the state to provide “free, fresh drinking water.” Imagine a future where school children trust, appreciate and drink tap water at schools across the state. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get the job done. Public water is a fundamental right and now […]

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