Here in San Francisco, our delicious tap water comes from pristine snowmelt in Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Unlike bottled water, our delicious Hetch Hetchy tap water costs less than half a penny per gallon, is quality tested over 100,000 times a year, and goes straight to your tap. In fact, tap water is also highly regulated by the EPA and across state and local water quality standards.
Since 2010, we have installed outdoor water bottle refilling stations ("tap stations") around the City to provide everyone with free access to high-quality Hetch Hetchy tap water while on the go. Our tap stations enable you to reuse your own container rather than purchase costly single-use bottled water. This encourages conserving our natural resources and reduces waste from single-use plastic water bottles.
The next time while you are out and about in the City, remember to bring your reusable container and refill your bottle at any of our tap stations.
Locate Free Water Refill Taps Here
Find our sleek, blue and easy-to-use outdoor tap stations around San Francisco. Click here for a map of our outdoor tap stations.
Be a Part of Our Tap Water Community
We are partnering with TapIt to invite local San Francisco businesses to join a new community that promotes sustainable, healthy living. We are expanding our community of businesses and restaurants offering free Hetch Hetchy tap water to anyone stopping by or wanting to refill their reusable water bottles while on-the-go. Community partners will receive a free window cling and poster indicating they are part of this network.
Together, we are empowering the public to choose tap over plastic and educating them about the benefits of drinking our delicious tap water.