Cool, Clear Water App

Your kid just downed the entire contents of his reusable water bottle and you’re far from home. Where can you safely refill it? Now there’s a free app to help you find the nearest drinking water fountain.

Developed by the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA and approved by the LADWP, the WeTap app for Android Smartphones also allows users to add the location of a fountain to the database and report broken fountains so they can be fixed.

According to WeTap: “The goal of this application is to support those who have said no to bottled water and help others join the cause. The average American now drinks nearly thirty gallons of commercial bottled water per year, up from just a gallon in 1980, creating plastic waste, wasting energy and costing a tremendous amount of money.”

Download the free app.

Read more about kicking the plastic water bottle habit.