Philly Water Bar

The Philly Water Bar is a relationship-building tool and interactive platform that educates and engages the public around Philadelphia’s top-quality tap water.

Silhouette of a reusable water bottle with quote, "We drink it every day!"

Developed in response to city-wide annual customer surveys that revealed a large percentage of Philly residents primarily drink bottled water at home, the Philly Water Bar offers a fun, friendly opportunity for PWD to demonstrate the high quality of our city’s tap water, discuss the environmental impacts of single-use plastic bottles, and highlight health and cost-saving benefits of switching to tap consumption.

The Philly Water Bar was created in 2019 by the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), inspired by a similar project pioneered in Minneapolis.

  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.
  • Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Randy Hayman made his public debut for a special Philly Water Bar appearance featuring the Phillie Phanatic.

Calendar

Philly Water Bar @ City Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, July 10

noon – 1:00 PM
1400 JFK Blvd

Bring a reusable bottle or cup and stop by our weekly lunchtime popup in the City Hall courtyard.

Philly Water Bar @ City Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, Aug. 7

noon – 1:00 PM
1400 JFK Blvd

Bring a reusable bottle or cup and stop by our weekly lunchtime popup in the City Hall courtyard.

Philly Water Bar @ City Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, Aug. 14

noon – 1:00 PM
1400 JFK Blvd

Bring a reusable bottle or cup and stop by our weekly lunchtime popup in the City Hall courtyard.

Philly Water Bar @ City Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, Sep. 4

noon – 1:00 PM
1400 JFK Blvd

Bring a reusable bottle or cup and stop by our weekly lunchtime popup in the City Hall courtyard.

Philly Water Bar @ City Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, Sep. 11

noon – 1:00 PM
1400 JFK Blvd

Bring a reusable bottle or cup and stop by our weekly lunchtime popup in the City Hall courtyard.

Philly Water Bar at your Event

Cutout of a water droplet with the quote, "Best tap water initiative I've ever seen!"

Want to talk tap at your upcoming event? Brought to you by the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the Philly Water Bar is a relationship-building tool and interactive platform that educates and engages the public around Philadelphia’s phenomenal tap water.

Our outreach team will set up and staff the Water Bar at your events – we’ll bring cups, water jugs, Water Quality Reports, information regarding other PWD programs and more. We don’t bring water with us – the pipes do that already.

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  • Philly Free Streets
  • Utility Fair
  • Hunting Park Community Heat Relief Plan
  • Philadelphia Outward Bound School
  • Norris Square -  July 13 2019
  • On Jan. 9,  Drink Philly Tap organizers and ambassadors gathered at Yards Brewing Company for "Best of Tap"  — an event celebrating the city's excellent water and an ambitious year of outreach and events aimed at reshaping the way people think about public drinking water in Philadelphia.
  • On Jan. 9,  Drink Philly Tap organizers and ambassadors gathered at Yards Brewing Company for "Best of Tap"  — an event celebrating the city's excellent water and an ambitious year of outreach and events aimed at reshaping the way people think about public drinking water in Philadelphia.
  • On Jan. 9,  Drink Philly Tap organizers and ambassadors gathered at Yards Brewing Company for "Best of Tap"  — an event celebrating the city's excellent water and an ambitious year of outreach and events aimed at reshaping the way people think about public drinking water in Philadelphia.
  • Cruz Recreation Center is home to one of the two "Drink More Tap" murals. The public art was designed to educate the community about Philadelphia's safe, affordable and sustainable tap water. 

(Above) Maura Jarvis, PWD Community Outreach Specialist, pours artist Carlos Lopez Rosa a glass of tap water during the December mural community meeting at Cruz Rec Center. (Photo by Grace Maiorano)
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  • Norris Square -  July 13 2019
  • Penrose Rec Center Paint Day Summer 2019
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  • Norris Square -  July 13 2019
  • Norris Square -  July 13 2019
  • Norris Square -  July 13 2019
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  • Philly Water Bar at Breakout, June 2019
  • Philly Water Bar at Breakout, June 2019
  • Philly Water Bar at City Hall, May 2019
  • Philly Water Bar at City Hall, May 2019
  • Philly Water Bar at City Hall, May 2019
  • Philly Water Bar at City Hall, May 2019
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  • The Philly Water Bar is not meant to be used as the only/main water source for large events. While we encourage you to serve Philly tap water, our staff is there to educate and engage, not be the only way people can get some hydration!
  • Please submit your request at least three (3) weeks in advance so we have time to prepare staffing and materials.
  • There must be a potable water source on-site – a faucet indoors or spigot outside where we can fill up our water jugs with that fresh, clean, Philly tap water.
  • PWD staff must be able to access and test the water source a week prior to your event.
  • Submitting this form does not guarantee the Philly Water Bar will be available for your event. If the Water Bar is not available, we can refer you to our additional programming, which may include tabling, presenting on water quality, or educational tours.

Philly Water Bar Request Form

This form will help both parties decide if the Water Bar is good fit for your event. We will respond to your request within three (3) business days.


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If requesting multiple dates, please select the FIRST date you’d like the Water Bar to appear.

Briefly tell us a little about what this event is. (Limited to 500 characters.)

Event

Street, zip code, floor/room (if indoors)

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Promotion

Please give short public-friendly description for us to use on our event calendar and social media. Convince them to come in a sentence or two! (Limit 160 characters)

If you have a flyer for your event, you can upload it here.

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If you have an graphic, photo, or image version of a flyer you would like us to use to promote your event on social media, you can upload it here. (If you have multiple formats, you can include one here and one in the “Additional Upload” field at the bottom.)

You can upload a photo or graphic for the background of your event listing on our page. This should not have text in it, as the image section is small and shaded. (If not provided, our default background will be used.)

If you have an additional image or file you would like to provide, you can upload it here.

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Thanks! Please hit the “Submit” button below to send your request.