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Pay $1 For Tap Water At Local Restaurants, Support 'The Tap Project'

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As mentioned last week, the procurement of clean and safe water is a big issue. This week, at restaurants all over the city, including El Cholo, Hugo's Il Piccolino, BLT Steak, Hamburger Mary's, AOC, Pasta Pomodoro and many more, you can add $1 or more and pay for the tap water you usually drink for free.

This is all part of the Tap Project, which began in New York City to raise awareness and money for UNICEF's water and sanitation programs. According to,

For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. All funds raised support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
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Also, head over to, where a bunch of different musicians, dj's, actors and activists are hosting an hour of the Tap Project Radio Show, another effort to raise money for UNICEF. DJ's include Nic Harcourt, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elijah Wood and They Might Be Giants.

Find participating restaurants by zip code at