Tap’dNY is a New York City bottled water company with a local twist, a knack for honesty and a beautifully designed bottle. They work with NYC’s public water system to source the world’s best tasting tap water, purify it through reverse osmosis and bottle it locally, leaving out ludicrous transportation miles. They offer an honest and local alternative to thirsty New Yorkers, giving them a smarter choice: to drink their own (award winning) water.

Read their manifesto to see what they stand for.

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  1. i like to call it “Bloomberg’s Best”

  2. What a great idea! I love that they’re honest and say right on the bottle that it’s purified tap water.

  3. If this company really believed in their manifesto, they wouldn’t offer shipping to anywhere but “Fiji or France” as an option! Yet another example of a product created to cash in on “green” marketing and exploit people’s desire to “do the right thing”. Ridiculous.

    I have a Sigg bottle I’ve been refilling with NYC tap water several times a day for over 2 years now, and it works just fine. No need to consume excess energy with manufacturing, packaging, shipping, filtering, OR recycling.

  4. I’d have to agree with Anna there. This almost feels like a snake eating it’s own arse.

  5. I intend to send a case of this product to everyone I met when I first moved to Honolulu from New York City who was shocked when I informed them that NYC tap water was infinitely better than Honolulu’s. :-)

    Thanks for the link!

  6. If the local water is award winning, why would they need to run it through reverse osmosis before bottling it? That makes no sense…

  7. Ooh-ooh, good questions all. As someone who works with Tap’d allow me to be the first to say that shipping isn’t something we’re doing anymore. Our investors insisted that we put it up when we first made the web-site just to gauge response… but within 24 hours all having that up convinced us of (and with the aid of comments like yours) was that we didn’t actually want to be shipping. As soon as our designer gets off his duff, well, you know.

    As for the filtering, the FDA requires it, which is interesting since the EPA (who monitors tap water in the first place and holds it to a MUCH higher standard) does not. It has something to do with chlorine. Either way, we figure filtering a product that even the New York Times says is better to begin with http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/opinion/18sat3.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin), still leaves us with something far superior to Fiji. And at over 8,000 miles closer, makes us 8,000 better.

  8. sorry, not gonna pay $1.50 for tap water…

    Poland Spring, which is probably tap water as well, is still $1 in most places.