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Tap That (gl)Ass

ow often do you see a public drinking fountain?  Certainly never when you need one.  Then again, would you really drink out of it?

We have become a bottle-toting society when bottled water is not only expensive, wasteful, detrimental to the environment and in the end, proven to be the same as tap water.  Where’s the sense in that?

TapIt is a water bottle refilling network that has successfully signed up participating cities like New York, Boston, Portland, and now Washington, D.C.  It’s not a gimmick, there’s no catch and it’s free for everyone!

Here’s how it works: You bring in a reusable bottle.  The TapIt participating shop refills it from the tap, regardless of purchase.  You smile gratefully and leave.  That’s it!

Over 65 cafés and shops in Washington, D.C. like Dolcezza Gelato, Potbelly Sandwich Shops, Teaism, Tryst Coffeehouse and Mayorga Coffee have joined the TapIt network to provide you with free water whenever you need it.  Great for cyclists, runners, moms, anyone on the go.

Look for the TapIt logo (pictured above) at participating shops.  There’s even a iPhone app to help you find the nearest location of a TapIt partner.

Not only does it cut down on plastic bottle use, it may also eliminate your temptation to buy sugary drinks.  So save money, save calories, stay properly hydrated and healthy when you tap that glass.

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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