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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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We don’t trust drinking fountains anymore, and that’s bad for our health By Kendra Pierre-Louis

“Evelyn Wendel launched WeTap, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to public water promotion, after noticing that the fountains at the park where her kids played were frequently broken or dirty. “We can make improvements by teaching how valuable our municipal water is and making it available in schools and parks,” she says. “It’s a measurement […]

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“Drinking Water” By James Salzman

“We have reached the tipping point where abundant, safe drinking water cannot be assumed and drinking water has become too valuable to take for granted.”

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John Kemmerer, Cal EPA, speech at Tap Water Day 2015

As the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of drinking water, the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency establishes protective standards for our tap water and oversees testing and management programs which provide confidence that our drinking water is safe. By using refillable bottles…water is being conserved and trash is being reduced.  Did you know it […]

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Tap Water Day 2015

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LAUSD board allocates $20 Million to improve their drinking fountains

The $19,831,708 approved to eliminate lead is setting a “serious standard for school districts across the nation,” said Evelyn Wendel.   Read the Lausd Press release Here

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WeTap Seeks to Revive Drinking Fountain Culture

“When’s the final time you bent to sip from the little arc of pipe-warm water developed by a public drinking fountain? Extended time, for a lot of of us. As omnipresent cellulars have just about killed the phone booth, so omnipresent plastic bottles of shop-bought water have pretty much killed the fountain.” Read about WeTap’s […]

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At the deLaB Conference, Frances Anderton Speaks With Evelyn Wendel

  “At deLaB‘s Making LA conference, DnA’s Frances Anderton talked with Evelyn Wendel, founder of WeTap, a nonprofit that, said Anderton, that “in one simple idea harnesses public health, public space, conservation and pride in access to potable water. Wendel believes that access to clean water is a civic asset denied to millions of people worldwide and […]

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Increasing Public Water Access Improves Community Safety and Pride

Can greater public water access and maintaining drinking fountains in community parks and schools improve overall community well being and SAFETY?  The New Zealand government believes this is true. “The newly installed water drinking fountain at Levin’s Village Green Skate Park is not only proving popular with the town’s young skaters and bikers to keep […]

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Toddler Learns to Use a Drinking Fountain for the First Time.

Adorable! Have you used a drinking fountain lately? Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWNCFuZJqws

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WeTap Loves The Simpsons!

    Thank you Matt Groening for helping to increase drinking fountain appreciation!

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