As summer and the heatwave approach, water is becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives, and it is definitely central to our lives in general as well. Environmental awareness is also becoming increasingly important, with many people not buying disposable plastic bottles of water, but rather refilling their flasks. A Hungarian-developed app has been created just for such conscious people.
The app, developed by BWT Hungária, is called Vízlelőhely (Water Stations), which helps you find out where you can fill your flask with filtered water for free. Most of the water-offering places in the app are in Budapest, but the list is constantly growing. Several rural locations have also joined the initiative, and a map will help you to quickly see where the different filling points are.
A further feature of the app is that points can be collected with each refill, allowing users to donate to charity at no cost to them.
The points collected will help where water shortages are most acute, in African countries where it can take days of walking to get drinking water.
The b.Water project, set up by BWT Hungária, is developing sustainable water systems in villages in The Gambia and Tanzania that provide clean drinking water for residents. If we collect 10,000 points in the app, BWT Hungária will fund another well that can provide safe drinking water for a village.
BWT is an Austrian manufacturing company of water treatment systems. Among other things, it produces water filtration equipment, which is becoming increasingly popular with people. For those who do not like the taste of plain tap water, a water filter built into the kitchen counter-top, which allows filtered water to flow from the tap, could be the perfect solution, but a water filter jug could be just as good.
According to recent figures, 1,200,000 plastic bottles are traded around the world every day, and if this trend continues, by 2050 there will be more plastic litter in the oceans than fish. That is why it is important not to buy bottled water shipped hundreds or thousands of kilometers away, but to use local tap water.
Featured photo via Facebook/BWT – vízélmény, Neked