Mayors Push Benefits Of Cities’ Tap Water

Source: American City and County, Vol. 123 no. 9. September 2008

Once hailed as a healthy and convenient beverage alternative, bottled water recently has been met with a tidal wave of criticism from municipal leaders for its high cost and its effect on solid waste streams. In response, major cities and the Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) have passed measures to limit the use of bottled water and to encourage consumers to drink tap water instead. Bottled water advocates refute the claims that the product is environmentally harmful and encourage consumers to recycle the plastic containers to cut down on waste.

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