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My kind of school: University of Portland makes a statement, halts bottled water sales

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from Oregon Live's PDX Green - by Carrie Sturrock, The Oregonian   --  If you're thirsty at the University of Portland, find a drinking fountain. Or bring your own water. As of this month, the campus no longer sells it in plastic bottles.

Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America’s Drinking Water

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BottlemaniaBottlemaniaBottlemania - Bloomsbury (2009) by Elizabeth Royte - Reviewed by Joseph Nevin

Tap Water Back in London

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In a bid to encourage people to return to humble tap water, London’s Mayor pledged to promote drinking fountains in the city. Now visitors can enjoy a free drink of water (sans the wasteful and polluting plastic bottle) in Trafalgar Square with the installation of a spiffy new granite and brass water fountain.

Although the fountain was originally installed in 1960, it has undergone a major revamp to ensure it provides free water to the thirsty masses.

“Tap Water: Drink of Choice” topic of new PBS segment; latest episode in the “California’s Water” series

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From the Association of California Water Agencies:
“Sacramento, CA – The incredibly high quality of California’s drinking water is the focus of the latest segment of the “California’s Water” series for public television, produced by Huell Howser and underwritten by members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). The new segment debuts Nov. 3 in Sacramento and will air throughout the month on PBS affiliates around the state.

Don't Drink the (Bottled) Water: 'Tapped' Documentary Pulls Plug on Bottled Water Craze

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By Claire Thompson  Grist Magazine, 3 Aug 2009

Tapped, a new documentary about the bottled water industry from director Stephanie Soechtig and the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? is a pretty damning look at how consumers have been tricked into spending too much money on water packaged in plastic and quite often not as clean as what’s available from the faucet.