Nantucket is a BYO(W)B (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) Kind of Island!
Effective June 1, 2020, Nantucket will enforce a ban on single-use plastics including single-use bottled water. Bottled water will no longer be sold in sizes smaller than one liter (34 ounces) in island groceries, delis, and cafes. Nantucket is implementing these pro-active measures to support your use of your own water bottle around town, on the bike paths and at the beaches:
- Nantucket’s tap water is safe and reliable and tastes great! Wannacomet Water Company produces an annual water quality report to document the cleanliness and safety of Nantucket’s public water supply.
- These are the the locations for water bottle refilling stations in the downtown area:
- Water refills are also available at Jetties, Children’s, Dionis, and Surfside Beaches, and along the island’s bike paths.
What are the benefits of using refillable water bottles?
- Plastic litter has been on the rise along our beaches and bike paths. Refilling water bottles will decrease plastic pollution on Nantucket open spaces.
- Using reusable water bottles helps decrease greenhouse gas emissions associated with production, packaging and transportation of disposable water bottles and containers.
- Reducing plastic pollution helps protect Nantucket wild life.
- When you refill a reusable water bottle, you save money!