This is a great suggestion! Thank you for your idea :)
Thanks Tessa, we'll look into it! :)
Thanks, Mark! Will look into this :)
Thanks for this, Tony!
GiveMeTap are a social enterprise - a business that is committed to social goals. As part of the scheme, we recruit cafes. These cafes have agreed to not oblige you to buy something when you ask for free water. It's a requirement as part of joining the scheme and increasing water accessibility.
Furthermore, we wanted to create an instant solution to the problem of free water accessibility. Campaigning for water fountains is a long term battle with the government on national and local levels which, on a practical note, would take years to install.
Our focus is on how we, as small businesses and consumers, can create our own solutions to this problem. Please let us know if any cafes you have gone to, that are part of our scheme, have asked you to buy something before giving you tap water.