Drink Philly Tap Public Engagement Campaign
Over the past four years, ImpactED and the Philadelphia Water Department have partnered to survey more than 12,000 Philadelphia residents on their perceptions of our city’s water. The survey has consistently found that 40% of city residents drink bottled water instead of tap water at home. To put this research into action and promote Philadelphia’s safe drinking water, ImpactED partnered with the Water Center at Penn, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, and the Philadelphia Water Department to launch the Drink Philly Tap campaign. Drink Philly Tap empowers Philadelphia residents with information and knowledge to choose drinking tap water over bottled water. To date, Drink Philly Tap has recruited and trained 19 ambassadors and collected nearly 5,000 Take the Tap Pledges. Drink Philly Tap is funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and in-kind donations from the Philadelphia Water Department.