Naptown Tap

The NAPTOWN TAPs are at the boat shows! Don’t forget to bring your reusable bottle!

As you may or may not know, Annapolis Green’s Logo has both a red “n” and a sailboat. Our passion and efforts are always connected to our bay… and to boating. Our very first Green event (that morphed into our Responsible Event & Festivals program) was bringing full scale recycling to the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2013 thanks to grants from the BoatUS Foundation and BGE.

It’s only fitting that once again we’re back at both power and sail boat shows, and this time, with our NAPTOWN TAP portable water refills thanks, once again, to generous sponsors including 1North Wealth ServicesBioSafeBoatyard Bar & GrillBoatUS Foundation, and Pusser’s Caribbean Grille.

NAPTOWN TAP with 1North brand  NAPTOWN TAP with BioSafe brand  NAPTOWN TAP with Pusser's brand  NAPTOWN TAP with BoatUS brand  NAPTOWN TAP with Boatyard brand

Our goal is to reduce the single use plastic water bottles at the show and to encourage you to bring along your reusable for a refill!  Above all, we hope to inspire new habits while out and about attending events!

Thanks to our sponsors, the NAPTOWN TAP water dispensers are hydrating boat show attendees, exhibitors and staff during both boat shows. Check out the map showing where the TAPs are located (VIP Experience, Pusser’s dock, and in front of Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s booth (59A) at Dock J2), bring your reusable water bottle to the show, and fill ‘er up with free filtered water. Take a Snap at the Tap and post to social media: #NAPTOWNTAP.

sailboat show TAP locations map

More than 9668 fewer plastic water bottles have threatened Annapolis’ waterways so far thanks to the NAPTOWN TAPs!

NAPTOWN TAP in use3 TAPS in useThe NAPTOWN TAP dispenses unlimited filtered water into your reusable bottle or cup. Ditch harmful and expensive plastic water bottles and refill your own for free! So far, we have displaced 8054 individual plastic water bottles!

Our NAPTOWN TAP portable, branded water dispensers are available for use at outdoor festivals and events. NAPTOWN TAPs dispense unlimited filtered water for fill-ups of reusable bottles and cups. And, they can be branded for your company or cause.

Bottled water typically costs a staggering 2000% more than tap water. (Would you pay $200 for a $10 sandwich?) And much of it actually comes from a tap! Tragically, there is no coastline on Earth—no matter how remote—that is not littered by plastic. And that plastic breaks down into microscopic, toxic particles that fish mistake for food, contaminating both them and those of us who eventually eat those fish. So pervasive is plastic (more than 8 million tons of it wind up in our oceans each year) that scientists estimate it will soon be more plentiful than plankton. Plastic beverage bottles are some of the most-found plastic litter everywhere in the world.

You can help change this. Carry a reusable bottle and fill it up for free at NAPTOWN TAP. Don’t buy or accept single-use plastic water bottles, and if you see one on the sidewalk or street, pick up and recycle it. If you’re hosting an indoor event, offer water using pitchers and cups rather than throw-away plastic bottles. For an outdoor event, street fair, regatta or other gathering, offer refreshing, filtered water with the NAPTOWN TAP. Or, own your own!


Update – (July 8, 2021)

plastic free july in annapolis logo We’re contributing to single-use plastic this summer with our NAPTOWN TAP water dispensers. The TAPs are out and about, providing chilled filtered water without plastic bottles!

And, for the second year, the Sherwood Forest community has one of our TAPs. It’s being used for several events. We’re very happy to work with this iconic Annapolis community!
brendan sailing logo
The TAP is also at the Annapolis Sailing School where kids in Brendan Sailing are enjoying chilled filtered water in their reusable water bottles (photos below). We thank Brendan Sailing Executive Director Charlie Arms and Rick Nelson, owner of the sailing school for their support.


The TAPs can be branded with your company logo or any image you’d like. If you’d like a TAP at your next event, just let us know.


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