Drink Up! New Water Stations Expand Along Kelly Drive

The Philadelphia Water Department is unveiling a new network of public water stations along Kelly Drive as the city celebrates the 90th Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

The four stations increase access to public drinking water while combating the plastic bottle trash people leave along the Schuylkill River. 

The new, bright blue and yellow water kiosks are meant to make refilling reusable water bottles easy. The four new stations along the trail are are even pet friendly-featuring speacial bowls for our four-legged friends to enjoy. 

The stations stretch between East Falls and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and are a central piece of the water department's #DrinkTapPHL movement which began in 2015. It highlights public drinking water as a healthy, litter free, smaller carbon footprint alternative to bottled drinks.

The public is invited to celebrate the new kiosks with a ribbon cutting Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grandstands on Kelly Drive. Public drinking advocates, such as Philly Water Commissioner Debra McCarty, will be in attendance as well as spokesdog Shorty and Water Woman -- powerful defender of Philly's waterways.

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