Thirty years ago, who would have thought that you would go into a convenience store and pay over a dollar for a little bottle of water?
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 3, 2009
TapIt Water, a water bottle refilling network, is pleased to announce a partnership with Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines, Iowa.Created in 2008, TapIt is a network of cafes and eateries that volunteer as partners to provide clean drinking water to those who carry their own reusable bottle. TapIt users can find partner locations at tapitwater.com on their PC or their Smartphone's browser and iPhone users can download their locator application from the App Store.
In the past year, TapIt water bottle refilling network has grown to include nearly 400 partner locations across 10 states, and has been seeking partnerships with city governments and departments to expand the network. The city of Des Moines took up the challenge.
"Thirty years ago, who would have thought that you would go into a convenience store and pay over a dollar for a little bottle of water?" said Tom Hadden, Metro Waste Authority's Executive Director. "TapIt is a great fit for our community. Not only does it save people money, it reduces waste and saves our natural resources. The other benefit is the promotion of Des Moines' award-winning local water supply. Des Moines was ranked as the No. 1 city in Forbes magazine's rankings for cleanest drinking water."
Currently, TapIt has nine partner cafes in Des Moines willing to refill residents' reusable water bottles for free and is growing each day. Each partner café displays a sticker on their window with the TapIt and Metro Waste Authority logos, so that residents can easily find their locations.
"We're very pleased to be working with Metro Waste Authority," says Kylie Harper, TapIt's founder. "When we mention that fact to local cafe owners, they're more likely to become part of our network. Promoting Des Moines' great tap water is easy because of its high quality. Diverting plastic bottles from Des Moines' waste stream along the way is a win-win."
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Kylie Harper or visit tapitwater.com.
About TapIt Water:
TapIt, water bottle refilling network was founded in 2008 to give New Yorkers access to clean sustainable water on the go. Café owners sign up as 'partners' to provide water to the public. The public can find 'water on the go' using TapIt's search and mapping features on their PC, Smartphone or by downloading TapIt Water from the iPhone App store. Since it's founding in New York, TapIt has expanded to 10 states across the U.S. with nearly 400 partner cafes.
About Metro Waste Authority:
Metro Waste Authority (MWA) is an independent government agency comprised of 16 member communities, one county and six planning members. Established in 1969, MWA was designated to manage the landfill for the Polk County area after state law required all Iowa communities to properly dispose of their solid waste in a sanitary landfill. Now, MWA is the leader in environmental stewardship and cost-effective waste management.
Founder, TapIt Water
kylie.harper (at) tapitwater.com
Public Relations Specialist
Metro Waste Authority
amh (at) mwatoday.com