The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is showcasing the City’s award-winning, high-quality great-tasting, healthy tap water—NYC Water—through its Water-On-the-Go program. Together with you as our partner, we are keeping New Yorkers hydrated at Water-On-the-Go fountains at special events throughout the five boroughs. The portable fountains offer six faucets for direct drinking or filling water bottles and make NYC water easily accessible to attendees at your event.
Water-On-the-Go in the Palm of Your Hand
The Water-On-the-Go app was developed to help users locate the various stations that are opened during the summer for NYC’s Water-On-the-Go program. The app includes a map and a calendar that shows when stations are opened and where. You can also obtain directions to the specified station of your choice.
NYC Water doesn't just taste great:
- It’s Healthy: NYC Water helps you maintain a healthy weight because water contains zero calories, zero sugar and zero fat. A typical 12-ounce can of soda contains about 150 calories and the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. Sports drinks, which are marketed as healthy alternatives, have as many calories as sugary beverages and usually contain high levels of sodium.
- It’s Affordable: NYC Water is a great deal. At approximately one penny per gallon, it is about 1,000 times less expensive than bottled water.
- It’s Green: Plastic water bottles produced for the U.S. use 1.5 million barrels of oil a year—enough to power 250,000 homes or 100,000 cars all year. And it takes more than 3 liters of water to produce each bottled liter of water.
- It’s Convenient: NYC tap water is available right from your tap. DEP’s Water-On-the-Go fountains will make tap water easy to get in public places in each of the five boroughs.