The City has seven water bottle fill stations located around Aspen. The City of Aspen encourages locals and visitors to drink Aspen tap water instead of bottled water. View Aspen Tap Fountain Map (PDF).
Bottled Water Facts
Bottled water creates unnecessary waste
Each year more than 4 billion pounds of PET plastic bottles end up in landfills or as roadside litter
Bottled water uses large amounts of energy to package and ship
To visualize the entire energy costs of the life cycle of a bottle of water, imagine filling up a quarter of that twelve ounce bottle with oil.
It is not as highly regulated as local sources
The National Resources Defense Council tested more than 1,000 bottles of 103 brands of water, and about 1/3 of the bottles contained synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic. Contrast that with Aspen's water quality reports
Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the 3rd largest behind electricity and oil (CBS News)
For each gallon of water that is bottled, an additional 2 gallons of water are used in processing (UCS, 2007)
Making bottles to meet U.S. demand for bottled water required more than 17 million barrels of oil in 2006 – enough to fuel more than 1 million U.S. cars for a year - and generated more than 2.5 million tons of CO2 - the same amount of CO2 that would be emitted by over 400,000 passenger vehicles in one year (EPA, 2007)
Fill Station at Whitaker Park
Please call 970-920-5110 with any Aspen Tap Program questions.