Yeah, this’ll work!
San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.
City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps. The law’s designed to encourage thirsty people to refill containers instead of reaching for another bottle of Evian or Aquafina.
When I worked the convention last month I always had a bottle of water on me. Actually on day one when I spent the first half of the day getting things set up, but before I could get my gear out of my car, I got myself more than a bit dehydrated, and when I finally got my bottle out I was draining it constantly before I got back to normal levels.
Given that I’m both cheap, and since the Portland Maine water supply is as good as most of the bottled water out there, I generally don’t use bottled water. We also don’t have those fancy-pants spigots to fill the bottles from. I’d just step into the bathroom and put my bottle under the sink.
Drinking tap water from a re-usable bottle was something I wanted to do, and I took action. What makes these fools think that a fancy piece of expensive hardware (at public expense from a city that really doesn’t have monies to spare) will help?
Ahh, the nanny-state at its best!
h/t Mrs. Weer’d