TTF, the PWD and other advocacy groups in Philadelphia work hard to keep our drinking water clean and healthy for citizens to use, so that you don’t have to spend extra money or resources to buy your water in a plastic bottle. Currently state money is used to buy bottled water for government offices. If that is not how you want your state money spent, help the Environmental Working Group tell Governor Rendell to stop spending taxpayers’ money on unnecessary bottled water.
Bottled water can be as much as 1,900 times more expensive than municipal drinking water, and it’s not necessarily any safer or cleaner. Plus, researchers have found that producing and transporting bottled water requires up to 2,000 times more energy than tap water.
But the Pennsylvania government still spends your money on bottled water.
Click here to add your name to our petition. Pennsylvania shouldn’t be spending state funds on bottled water for government offices and other non-emergency purposes. It’s a simple, common sense step that saves money and protects the environment. These days, that should be a no-brainer.