With 99.994% purity, Tahoe tap water was voted the best tasting water in the country by the National Rural Water Association. The Tahoe Fund is partnering with the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association to encourage more people to DRINK TAHOE TAP to reduce the use of single-use plastics. Grants are now available to organizations in the Tahoe Basin to install water bottle refill stations. To apply for a grant, organizations can visit DRINKTAHOETAP.org.
“The Tahoe area is set apart by having award-winning water available in our communities. The Tahoe Tap Water Bottle Filling Station Grant Program is intended to promote greater access for both visitors and locals to Tahoe Tap at businesses and facilities,” said Madonna Dunbar, executive director of the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association. “It’s a win-win, resulting in fewer single use plastic bottle waste in the environment and greater tap water access for people. TWSA is delighted to partner with Tahoe Fund on this project.”
Available on a first-come basis, $500 grants will be offered to Basin businesses who complete the application, install water bottle refill stations and submit proof of installation and payment. The program was designed to encourage environmental stewardship and reduce the use of single-use plastics by providing a way to easily refill reusable water bottles. Visitors and local residents can easily find nearby water bottle refill stations by using the free TAP app at https://findtap.com.
“We are happy to make it easier for people to reduce and reuse while refueling on some of the best water in the country,” said Cory Ritchie, Tahoe Fund board member. “Our partnership with TWSA provides an opportunity for our donors to help inspire greater stewardship of Lake Tahoe.”
Learn more about the DRINK TAHOE TAP initiative at DRINKTAHOETAP.org.