D.C. Officials Want Tap Water Instead Of Bottled At Presidential Inauguration
The general manager of the district’s water authority, George S. Hawkins, made the plea Thursday in a letter to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York. The letter says tap water is a penny a gallon, while bottled water costs 100 times more. Schumer announced this month that New York-based Saratoga Springs Water will supply water for the inauguration.
Hawkins says that if bottled water is served, the authority is willing to provide reusable water bottles to members of Congress.