Nantucket is a BYO(W)B (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) Kind of Island!
On June 1, 2020, the ban on single-use plastics including single-use bottled water became effective on Nantucket. Bottled water are no longer 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 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!