Getting States Off the Bottle: Second Edition
Around the country, people have been asked to get by with less and, in some cases, to do without. Despite these radical measures to reduce expenses, considerable taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase a product that has become the poster child for conspicuous consumption – bottled water. Eliminating state spending on bottled water, except in cases where access to a reliable municipal supply is unavailable, is an easy way to demonstrate in word and deed the confidence in those systems as well as the importance of investing in strong public water systems for future generations.
States profiled are Minnesota, Maryland, Colorado, Oregon and New Mexico.