Take Back the Tap

Before you buy a bottle of water, think twice...drink tap water instead


Free your office, lab, dorm room, or event from bottled water!

For more information, contact the Campus Sustainability Office sustainability@cornell.edu or the student Take Back the Tap club takebackthetap@gmail.com www.takebackthetapcornell.wordpress.com.

  • Stop buying single-serving bottles; fill a reusable cup, bottle, or pitcher instead. All CU Dining locations have tap water available for free. All CU buildings have drinking fountains, many with convenient bottle fillers. Water bottles are available for purchase from The Cornell Store and many CU Dining locations.
  • Exchange your office’s 5-gallon carboy-style water cooler for one that is plumbed in to the building’s tap water supply. The CU Office for Supply Management Services has awarded a contract to Mister Koffee to provide this service on campus. Find out how to get one on the SMS website.
  • Work with your caterer to host bottle free events. The CU Sustainable Events Planning Guide has checklists and contact information for staff and volunteers that can help you.
Learn more on the Take Back the Tap page

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