June 24, 2016
TCWN Goes Digital With New BTB App
June 24, 2016 – The Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Bringing Tap Back Project is hosting a launch party to debut its new smartphone water fountain finder app.
The launch party will be from 5:30-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Old City’s Crown and Goose Underground, 123 South Central Street.
“Bringing Tap Back is a TCWN initiative designed to encourage citizens to drink more water and fewer sugary-sweetened beverages,” said Kimberly Pettigrew, TCWN’s Director of Community Health Programs. “The project has worked in several ways to encourage people to drink more water including installing water bottle refill stations, providing educational materials to schools and performing community outreach.”
“But now, BTB is going digital with a smartphone app that makes it easy to find a water fountain to quench your thirst. The BTB app displays a map with the nearest water fountain or water bottle refill station. The app can even show where the nearest fountain with a dog bowl in case the thirsty person has a thirsty four-legged companion,” Pettigrew added.
Pettigrew said that BTB is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health’s Project Diabetes Program. By encouraging citizens to drink more water and fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, this innovative program is working to lower the high rates of obesity and diabetes in Tennessee.
The free BTB app is available in the Apple App and the Google Play stores
Tennessee Clean Water Network is a nonprofit organization created to advocate for strong policies and programs that result in more effective protection and restoration of Tennessee’s waters and to educate organizations, decision-makers and the public about important water resource issues. Visit TCWN’s website at www.tcwn.org for more information on TCWN’s programs and policies to improve water quality in the state.