The Five College Consortium Takes Back the Tap
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Tap water is a better choice than bottled for our health, our wallets and our environment. As students, faculty, and staff of the Five College Consortium, we pledge to think about our future and the future of our planet by not drinking bottled water.
Did you know that...
...Bottled water is not safer than tap water. In fact, the federal government requires more rigorous and frequent safety testing and monitoring of municipal drinking water.
... Bottled water is thousands of times more expensive than tap water. Compare $0.002 per gallon for most tap water to a range of $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon for bottled waters.
... Bottled water hurts the environment. After millions of barrels of oil are used to produce and ship plastic water bottles, 75% of them land in the garbage or our waterways instead of the recycle bin.
Take Back the Tap Pledge
We pledge to:
- Choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible;
- Fill a reusable bottle with tap water;
- Support policies that promote clean, affordable tap water for all.