St. Louis to give employees water bottles

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 | 9:28 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis will distribute 5,000 reusable water bottles to employees so they can drink the city's finest municipal drink - tap water.

Last year, the city of St. Louis was recognized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors for having the best-tasting city water in America and was given a $15,000 award.

The city used the money to buy 5,000 reusable water bottles.

In April, City Hall announced it would stop buying bottled water and ask employees instead to drink from the city supply. San Francisco and other American cities have started similar practices.

City officials have said changing practices will reduce environmental waste and show a commitment to the public water supply.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.