What happened to that public drinking fountain you remember as a kid?

The initiative in New York City tries to sell thirsty residents on municipal water by playing up its nutritional elements, cost effectiveness, and contributions to lessening the environmental burden created by bottling water.

Each day, more than 1 billion gallons of water are pumped into New York City from 19 upstate reservoirs and three lakes, some more than 125 miles from Manhattan, for public consumption, writes Jessica Leigh Hester for Citylab.

But public drinking fountains are few and far between. Plus, they are often outdated and overused. Plus, there’s the matter of bottled water.

An initiative is trying to sell residents on drinking more municipal water. More details here

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