New poultry waterer designed for backyard chicken owners makes dirty, unsanitary water a thing of the past

August 17, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Palo Alto, California (August 17, 2012) – today announced that it has developed the BriteTap™ chicken waterer, a waterer that makes it easy for small flock owners to provide clean water to their birds. The BriteTap chicken waterer is fitted with a set of one-way valves, or poultry nipples. When attached to a water supply tank, the BriteTap forms a closed-system that effectively shields water from contamination by dirt, debris and poultry droppings. Such contamination is a frequent problem with open-air, pan-style, watering devices commonly used by poultry hobbyists, urban farmers, and homesteaders.

"Chickens need an ample supply of water to stay happy, healthy and laying," said Mark Delman, General Manager at, "the BriteTap dispenser gives chickens the clean water they need to thrive. Chicken owners also benefit because they no longer have to clean a waterer whose pan is filled with mud and droppings."

The BriteTap chicken waterer can be connected to a wide variety of water supply tanks, but is designed to easily attach to a standard water cooler such as those sold under the the Igloo®, and Rubbermaid® brand names. Users install the BriteTap chicken waterer by simply unscrewing the cooler spigot and replacing it with the BriteTap. This can be done in less than two minutes and without the use of any tools. When fitted to a 2-gallon cooler, the BriteTap waterer provides a two-day supply of water to a flock of as many as 12 chickens.

Users can also attach the BriteTap chicken waterer to a wide variety of containers of their choosing including: food-grade plastic pails, plastic pitchers, and water storage containers designed for camping etc. To convert these containers into a water supply tank, users make a 5/8 inch hole in the side of the container with a drill.

The BriteTap chicken waterer comes fitted with two clean-out plugs that allow users to access the interior for easy cleaning and sanitizing. When mounted to a water cooler or other water supply container, the close proximity of the BriteTap chicken waterer to the exterior wall of the container discourages birds from roosting on the BriteTap waterer.

The BriteTap chicken waterer can be purchased at the website ( for $29.95 plus shipping and handling, or for $69.95 plus shipping and handling when paired with a 2-gallon water cooler. welcomes inquiries from affiliates and on-line retailers interested in distributing the BriteTap waterer.

Key Advantages versus plastic and galvanized pan-style waterers:

  • Provides cleaner water to chickens due to its closed-system design.
  • Easier and more pleasant to keep clean.
  • Can be fitted to a wide variety of water supply containers to suit the capacity and aesthetic needs of owners.
  • When attached to an insulated water cooler, provides cooler water in summer and warmer water in winter.
  • Doesn't rust or leach zinc as can galvanized waterers.

  • About's mission is to make it easier for poultry hobbyists, urban farmers, and homesteaders to keep a healthy flock of chickens. In 2012, the company launched the BriteTap™ poultry waterer, a dispenser that shields poultry's water from contamination by dirt and debris, thereby providing cleaner and safer water than traditional pan-style chicken waterers. is a privately held company located in Palo Alto, California, USA.

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