The U.S.A. municipal water crisis is growing - Portland, Providence, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Fort Wayne, Flint and Newark are all having supply problems due to lead in sources, service lines, consumer pipes, drinking fountains and even faucets. Bottled water in plastic vessels is not a long-term solution and it harms the environment. But making our own water can help immediately and far into the future.
Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday.
SFO is banning the sale of plastic water bottles inside its terminals starting August 20, meaning travelers are encouraged to bring their own bottles — emptied before security check, of course — for a drink while they travel. The policy follows an SF municipal government rule that bans the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property, the Chronicle reports. As of yesterday, there were still plenty of plastic water bottles for sale at the airport, but some vendors are already switching to cans, glass bottles, or boxed water, and there’s an exemption for flavored water, too.