Water Fountain, App, LADWP, Water And Power, Water Fountains, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power unveiled a new smartphone app to help customers find H2O when they’re thirsty.

WeTap, available for the Android Smartphone, uses global positioning system information to locate water fountains nearest the user.

“By utilizing WeTap to locate the drinking fountain nearest them, customers can refill reusable bottles and avoid generating unnecessary waste from the use of disposable plastic bottles,” said the utility.

For more information, visit WeTap online.

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Comments (6)
  1. Liver Lips says:

    How many millions of taxpayer dollars are they going to spend on this?
    I have an idea let’s just tag on another 5 dollar charge to everyone’s bill. that should do it.

    1. Dianna Cohen says:

      none, read comment below.

  2. Dianna Cohen says:

    “Please correct your friend that LADWP didn’t credit for WeTap. Reporters get things wrong.”
    Jonathan Parfrey

  3. Dianna Cohen says:

    WeTap is a project of the Pacific Institute. This application and Google map will help us measurably reduce disposable plastics,
    Their website is: http://wetap.wordpress.com/
    The website and app are great and incredibly smart. It will not cost tax payers and if anything, will allow us to head out into the world with our refillable bottle or no bottle and find water and hydration along our route as we live our lives.
    This will save people money.
    Join the movement at away from single use plastics at PlasticPollutionCoalition.org

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