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Thirsty? Ditch the Plastic Bottle With This Drinking Fountain App

Image Credit: Flickr – Shannon Kringen

submitted by Albert Gomez - by Brittany Shoot - April 25, 2012

The WeTap app, currently available for Android smartphones, allows users to bookmark drinking fountains using GPS and Google Maps, rate the quality of the faucets, and share the news with other users. Using an early prototype of the WeTap app, environmental activist Evelyn Wendel recruited students from UCLA’s Institute of Environmental Studies and set to work mapping drinking fountains on her alma mater’s campus. Then, she extended her reach to cover the state of California. She’s since set her sights on mapping the entire United States. And after partnering with the OpenMaps project in the U.K., the project is flourishing on two continents.


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