Way to Wellville

What if all 38,000 residents of the City of Spartanburg only drank water for an entire decade? The results, we believe, would inspire a host of improvements to our shared health. Without the sugar-laden sodas, sweet tea and sweetened coffee drinks in our systems, we would, without a doubt, be healthier, feel better and lose weight.

Now, let’s take it a step further: What if, instead of high-priced, pre-packaged bottled water, we all decided to Choose Tap instead?

Thousands of people only drinking tap water might seem like an impossible dream, but it did cause our team to ponder the impact of choosing fresh, local tap water—sourced from our own precious natural resources, and treated and cared for by members of the community—over less healthy drinks.

If it sounds like a direct challenge, it is—from Spartanburg’s Way to Wellville, a 10-year initiative launched to encourage the community to “be bold, be brave, be well” to improve our shared health. Our community was one of only five in the country selected to participate in the program, guided by a focused effort to drive wellness-based improvements in five target areas:

  • Obesity Prevention
  • Care for the Uninsured
  • Health for the Insured
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Community Pride

Choose Tap is Spartanburg Water’s innovative response to the Wellville challenge. This community-wide initiative to raise awareness about the healthy and affordable—not to mention environmentally conscious—decision to drink more tap water represents our ongoing commitment and heritage: as a leader in innovation and quality.

Our efforts address two of Wellville’s target areas: Obesity Prevention and Community Pride.

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Spartanburg's Way to Wellville

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The Way to Wellville represents a new and exciting challenge: To develop new and innovative solutions that accelerate community health. Spartanburg is one of five communities in the nation chosen to participate. The Way to Wellville will inspire everyone in our community to create changes that lead to better health. Here at Choose Tap, we've accepted the challenge. Join us on our journey to a healthier Spartanburg!

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