Thursday, January 22, 2009

How About The Drinking Fountain?

Or bubblers, as we say here in Milwaukee-ese?

This in response to an argument against banning plastic water bottles - - that if you ban bottled water, people will just switch to unhealthy soft drinks.

As if that's the only choice. Come on.


meghan...or is it? said...

After having recently returned from a 10 day trip to India, I cannot tell you how grateful I am that we have "bubblers" as an option here. People need to realize that bottled water should only be consumed if the drinking water is unsafe. And if they think it's "unsafe" here, I dare them to go drink it elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

The Milwaukee Water Works would be smart to give away reusable water bottles to its customers as a way to sell more tap water and promote its excellent product. 4 gallons of tap water only costs about a penny. Compare that to the cost of bottled water in the store.

James Rowen said...

To Meghan...Bottled water is one of the silliest fads to come along in years. I think the crumbling economy will dry up the market.

To Anon; I don't the Milwaukee Water Works is interested. It is in the bottled water business, you know, selling water to Coke for Dasani labeling at the Silver Spring Dr. plant.

Anonymous said...

It is also a shame that only 23% of water bottles, once used, get recycled. Usually people won't recycle due to being in public places where it is inconvenient. With 3,250,000 water bottles being used every hour in America, I think this issue of reducing our need for bottled water and recycling bottles when they are needed is very important.