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Why is QUENCH important?
QUENCH promotes municipal tap water as a safe, reliable, and convenient source of drinking water. By encouraging users to carry reusable water bottles and use the app to find convenient sources of free water on a daily basis, plastic waste will be reduced by eliminating the wasteful consumption of single-use plastic water bottles.
Who can use QUENCH?
QUENCH is available for iPhones and iPads running iOS5+, Android phones running OS 2.3+ and Blackberry phones. QUENCH data is also available as a web-app on this webpage.
Where can QUENCH be used?
QUENCH is primarily available for use in the Greater Toronto Area with over 1250 Refill Locations and water fountains listed as of May 2013. However, users in other cities can add locations to the database either through the app itself or by registering as an Official QUENCH station, making the service available to other areas across Canada on a limited basis.
What is a Refill Location?
Refill locations are local businesses such as restaurants and retailers who are willing to provide free tap water to visitors carrying reusable bottles.
What is an Official QUENCH Station?
Official QUENCH Stations have an ‘Official’ badge on the location page within the app and will often have a QUENCH decal displayed on their storefront windows.
How do I become an Official QUENCH Station?
Community businesses such as restaurants, stores or cafes are an important part of how QUENCH works. To sign up your business as an Official QUENCH Station, please email your business name, address, phone number, and photo to Quench@thewaterbrothers.ca
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Major funding was graciously supplied by the Bell New Media Fund, The Water Brothers TV Series, TVO and the Canada Media Fund.
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TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought. Visit www.tvo.org
Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Visit www.cmf-fmc.ca