Tap Your Tap

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To get to know your water, you need to know your Waterkeeper. “Tap Your Tap” is about educating the public about local drinking water quality. Find your Waterkeeper Organization or Affiliate now.


Get to Know Your Tap 

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What You Need to Know

Fast Facts

  • 300+ Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates are protecting local waterways in 42 countries to ensure drinkable, fishable, swimmable water — find your Waterkeeper here
  • Many laws that protect your waterway are currently under review – learn more and fight for your right to clean water by reading our Dive Into Democracy series
  • Municipal tap water is required to have more safety monitoring by the federal government than bottled water
  • Nearly 64 percent of bottled water comes from municipal tap water
  • Bottled water costs up to 2,000 times more than tap water
  • Americans alone discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year and only 8 percent of it gets recycled
  • Out of more than 400 million tons of plastic produced globally each year, one third is estimated to end up in soils or freshwaters
  • Recent studies show bottled water contains twice as many microplastics as tap

Share what you’ve learned on social media using the hashtag #tapyourtap!

Water Bottle Giveaway!

Want to do even more to protect your water? Sign up for Dive Into Democracy, Waterkeeper Alliance’s weekly roundup of current attacks on America’s clean water protections and how to take action. The first 500 people to sign up for Dive Into Democracy on March 22, World Water Day, will receive a free “I Swallow (Clean Water)” water bottle!

Special Thanks

Larry David
Rachael Harris
Christian Hebel
Cheryl Hines
Matt Iseman
Keegan-Michael Key
Taran Killam
Pete Korpela, Percussionist
Kevin Nealon
Sarah Silverman
Kent Weed
Susan Yeagley

Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastkeeper Alliance
Lauren Brown Hornor, Miami Waterkeeper Board President
Casi Callaway, Mobile Baykeeper
Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Gary Wockner, Poudre Waterkeeper
Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper


About Waterkeeper

United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for every community's right to drinkable, fishable, swimmable water. For more information please visit waterkeeper.org