What is it?
Water-On-The-Go is a portable water fountain launched by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection that offers six faucets and a reusable water bottle (or mason jar) filling spout.
What's the problem with bottled water?
Plastic water bottles that are produced for the U.S. use 1.5 million barrels of oil per year. That is enough oil to power 250,000 homes or 100,000 cars all year. Additionally, you need over 3 liters of water to produce one bottled liter of water! Finally, it is very expensive! NYC tap water is approximately one penny per gallon, which is approximately 1000 times less than bottled water.
What can I use instead of a plastic water bottle?
I recommend using a mason jar as it is a multi-use item. Also, I love stainless steel water bottles like this one which has no paint or plastic!