The importance of staying hydrated can never be overstated, especially in the hot summer months. How much water you’ll need depends on your age, health, fitness level, activity, and the weather.
Clean drinking water is a necessity, and while the bottled water you can buy at the local grocery store or supermarket is a convenient option, it’s not always the cheapest.
If you want to avoid paying for expensive bottled water but are looking for something other than tap water to drink, or if you are trying to cut down on disposable plastic waste, you may have wondered what is the easiest way to find someplace to refill your water bottle when you are out running errands or traveling.
Water Refill Stations
Individual water bottle refilling stations can be found at a variety of public places. These are handy if you are just looking to fill up an individual water bottle, rather than a larger 5-gallon container for example. Even better, many refill stations that are designed for filling individual water bottles are free to use.
Places where you can often find personal water bottle refill stations include:
- Airports (usually after security though)
- College campuses
- Malls and shopping centers
- Some grocery stores
- Some parks and trailheads
To find places near you where you can refill water bottles, head on over to Google, Bing, or whatever search engine you use. There, you can enter the term, “water bottle refill stations near me” into the search engine, hit enter, and you’ll get a list of places where you can refill a water bottle.
Tap is a mobile-friendly website and app for Android and iPhone that maps out water refill station locations and directs you to the closest place where you can get water. The free app works with the GPS locator on your phone to find nearby water fountains, water bottle refill stations, or “water ATMs” where you can purchase clean drinking water for refillable containers.
With over 250,000 locations in 100+ countries and tens of thousands of cities, including major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, New York, and London, Tap provides a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to bottled water. Use the app to quickly locate the nearest Refill Station, filter your search results based on your preferences, and get step-by-step directions.
“So long as you carry your own bottle, you never have to buy a bottle of water ever again,” says Samuel Ian Rosen, founder and CEO of Tap. Plus, with Tap’s hydration tracking feature, you can monitor your water intake and stay healthy and hydrated throughout the day.
Walk to Refill Your Water Bottle
When you’re out and about, you’ll probably want to use the largest water bottle or thermos you’re comfortable carrying. At home it’s a different matter. There you can get by with a small water bottle or tumbler instead of a bigger one… or just go to the kitchen and use a cup or mug. Of course, that means you’ll have to get out of your chair and walk down the hall! But you should get up and stretch your legs every 20-30 minutes or so regardless. Water and walking are both good for your health. 🙂