We are Jointhepipe.org, the first social community of tap water drinkers. People from all over the world are joining and sharing the same dream of redistributing water in a fairer way.
Over a billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water, while in western countries each of us wastes 70 litres of drinkable water every day just to flush our toilets.
Since May 2010 over 3500 people have joined, together with numerous companies, universities, city councils, water companies, schools, airports and restaurants.
To raise money we sell specially designed bottles, carafes and tap stations resembling elements of a water pipe, and restaurants and festivals make donations by selling Jointhepipe tap water. Together we are building the longest water pipeline in the world.
By drinking tap water you also help to reduce the enormous amount of plastic waste and CO2 emissions caused by the production and transport of bottled spring water.
Please join us! With everyone's help the pipe will continue to grow until we live in a world where half the people have drinkable water - and the other half do too.
every tap station here means clean drinking water there
For every tap water station here we finance a water and sanitation project in a developing country. So far almost 300 taps and projects have been installed.
We continue building the longest water pipe in the world, until we live in a world were everybody has clean water to drink.
Interested in a tap water station in your community or company? Mail us at email@example.com
The proof is in
We like to be transparent in our work and we expect the same from our partners in the field. So we only work with local contractors who can build and service water and sanitation projects to our high standards and provide us with GPS-coordinates and photographs once a project is finished. All projects are then shown on our website so that donors can check where their money ended up.
Over 350,000 fragile hand pumps designed to be used in India have been installed in Africa. No doubt with the best of intentions, but in remote areas where the ground water is deeper the hand pump failure rate can be over 80%. We believe in replacing the abandoned hand pumps with reliable deep-water BluePumps - that actually work - rather than drilling expensive new boreholes.
From bad to worse
With the help of foreign aid, 8.6 million shallow water wells were dug in Bangladesh in the 1970s, to prevent a cholera epidemic. They caused the arsenic poisoning of 75 million people. That is why, for a little more money, we install deep tube wells to stop the largest mass poisoning in history killing 1 out of 5 people in Bangladesh.
The right to safe tap water
Jointhepipe.org cooperates with Vitens, the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands, to improve tap water facilities in developing countries. Tap water from a public tap is often the only source of drinking water in a developing country. With thousands of users and many stray animals, contamination of the public tap can cause many diseases. With the hygienic Jointhepipe tap, it is now possible to guarantee safe drinking water from a public tap that has the same stringent requirements as applied to us in Europe.
Where can you find us
This map shows the location of all our tap stations, outlets that sell our bottles,
restaurants that serve Jointhepipe tap water and all our water projects in
- Tap Station