By: Chang Hsiung-feng and Chiang Yi-ching
Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday encouraged the public to use a new app that shows the location of the nearest public drinking fountains, with the aim of reducing the use of bottled water.
The "Water refill map," or Offer Tea (奉茶) in Chinese, is available on both the iOS and Android systems and provides information on drinking fountains installed by government agencies and local businesses, the EPA said.
Currently, the app, which was launched a few months ago, shows more than 6,000 drinking fountains throughout Taiwan, the EPA said, adding that the number will double by the end of the year.
When that happens, there will be more public drinking fountains than convenience stores throughout the country, the EPA said. [FULL STORY]