- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Thirsty New Yorkers needn’t worry.

Portable water fountains are coming to busy New York City plazas and parks.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says the “Water-on-the-Go Program” launched Tuesday.

It brings portable drinking fountains to public plazas, parks and pedestrian areas during the summer months. The stops include City Hall, Union Square and Grand Army Plaza.

Commissioner Emily Lloyd says the program provides an alternative to sugary beverages and bottled water.

New Yorkers are encouraged to bring reusable bottles and mugs to fill with tap water at the mobile fountains.

The fountains will be placed at different locations around the city until Labor Day.

The program has been in place since 2010.


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