Tap Water Making a Comeback

Tap Water Making a Comeback

Food & Drink

Tap Water Making a Comeback


By Cari Martens

Tap Water is becoming cool again, at least on some college campuses and it’s thanks mostly to the growing green movement. All those plastic bottles getting plowed into landfills have made people take a second look at bottled water. Some colleges are taking steps to completely ban the sale of bottled waters on campus.

Among the colleges and universities enacting or considering bans are Brandeis, Lehigh, and Washington University in St. Louis. In a story reported by Tim O’Neill in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a Washington University spokeswoman said the university will stop selling bottled water in almost all campus locations by the end of the fall semester.

A growing ‘Take Back the Tap’ grass roots movement is spreading nationwide. There’s even a web site, TakeBacktheTap.org, that encourages students and faculty to start a Take Back The Tap chapter on their campuses.

Looks like the campus water fountain may become the place to hang out, see and be seen.

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