Do You Want to be Forced to Drink Tap Water?
I understand about waste and recycling, but it’s pretty pathetic when government tries to dictate WHAT kind of water you drink.
I grew up in NYC and admit that back then the tap water was wonderful. After living in other states with undrinkable tap water, I returned in 1991 to find that NYC tap water was almost as nasty tasting as every other place. Even filtered water (purified drinking water) had a nasty taste. I ONLY drink spring water and carry my own now.
From the New York Times:
The City Council has become the latest government agency to take a stand against bottled water.
Last week, the speaker’s office announced that it would stop buying bottled water for the Council’s downtown offices, which went through at least 6,000 single-serving bottles last year. As a result, bottled water will no longer be available at City Council events or official functions.
“We are obviously going to make paper cups available,” said Christine C. Quinn, the Council speaker. “We are going to urge people to bring in their own reusable water bottles.”
In addition, the city has started a pilot program with water coolers that use filtered tap water. Nine of the coolers have been installed in the last six months at City Hall and in the Municipal Building.
“It is a bit hypocritical for the city to be buying bottled water for city buildings while it is encouraging New Yorkers to drink city tap water,” said Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn councilman who pressed the cooler issue at budget hearings.
These small shifts come as the United States Conference of Mayors, meeting this weekend in Miami, plans to debate a resolution urging city governments across the country to do the same.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a co-sponsor of the resolution, is a self-professed consumer of New York City tap water.
“Not only at home, but at every restaurant. Every time they say, ‘Would you like tap or still?’ I say, ‘New York City,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said on Monday. “This is the best water in the world. Restaurants like to sell bottles of water, I understand, but I always drink tap water.”
Read the FULL STORY here.
How nice for the mayor, but what gives him the right to dictate the tastes and preferences of everyone else? The man is egomaniacal!! If I was still there and worked in any city office, or attended any city run function, I’d be bringing my own bottled spring water with me and telling bloomy-idiot he can KMFLWA.
Given all the junk being found in tap waters across the country, not to mention how much politicians and public health officials enjoy lying and deceiving us these days, is there some reason I should be forced to drink a beverage I dislike or don’t feel safe about? I’m so glad I left that pathetic nanny city/state.
Unfortunately the entire world is doing the same thing…………..there’s nowhere to run anymore and the only choice left is rebellion, at least until you die.