Here's a good idea that a certain segment of the population is likely to hate. To my mind though, it's not such a big cost to promote the use of municipal tap water with something like this water wagon. Sadly, I think there's still a kind of boogeyman effect when it comes to tap water, even though studies, both scientific and anecdotal, show that there's nothing wrong with tap water except the perception.
Want to get an advanced look at the water wagon, which you will be seeing at city events this summer, check out the info in the press release attached below:
Guelph, On, June 4, 2013 – The City of Guelph’s new mobile water wagon will be in front of City Hall this Thursday, giving people an opportunity to try it out.
The Guelph Water Wagon, which will hit the road this summer, provides the public with municipal drinking water at large community events, including the Guelph and District Multicultural Festival, Canada Day celebrations, and Hillside Festival.
The water wagon features eight stations, including a tap for filling reusable water bottles and a fountain for drinking. Two stations are specially designed to ensure accessibility for those with disabilities. Equipped with solar panels, the water wagon can also operate without an electrical power source.
Guelph Water Wagon
Janet Laird, Executive Director, Planning, Building, Engineering, and Environment
June Hofland, City Councillor, Ward 3
City Hall, 1 Carden Street
Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Welcome and remarks 11:30 a.m.