Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Taiwan every Public Building Supports Public Drinking Water Usage–Is your government doing the same?

In Taiwan every public building has several water filter machines using public water to dispense to anyon–including people carrying their own bottles and cups.

This should become standard in the USA in public spaces. Free refills to support good public water supply maintenance and development in America–and world wide.–KAS

Two Congressmen Have Gone Bottled Water Free!
Urge Your Members of Congress to Stop Wasting Your Tax Dollars on Bottled Water

Dear Kevin ,

Two Representatives Have Gone Bottled Water Free this Year!

Now ask your member of Congress to cut unnecessary spending on bottled water
We just found out that since we started asking members of Congress to break their bottled water habits this year, two congressional offices have gone bottled water free! This is a great victory, and we’re hoping to build on the momentum to get more offices to stop wasting our taxpayer money on bottled water. Will you ask your member of Congress to stop spending your tax dollars on bottled water?

Bottled water cost Congress $190,000 in the first quarter of 2010 alone! Rather than waste public dollars on a privatized resource, our members of Congress should support investment in the nation’s drinking water infrastructure so that we all have access to safe, clean, affordable tap water. Representatives Van Hollen and Loebsack have already stopped using bottled water this year.

Here are some facts about bottled water:
• Bottled water is not safer than tap water

• Increasingly, bottled water comes from the tap

• Bottled water creates mountains of garbage and other environmental problems

• Bottled water is thousands of times more expensive than tap water

• Bottled water companies mislead communities into giving away their public water in exchange for dangerous jobs

At a time when Congress is cutting essential programs, the least they can do is stop wasting our money on bottled water. Ask your representative to cut wasteful spending by pledging to break Congress’ bottled water habits:

http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5489

Thanks for taking action,

Meredith Begin
Outreach Organizer
Food & Water Watch
cleanwater(at)fwwatch(dot)org

Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

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