United States: LA celebrates second annual tap water day

Officials from Los Angeles City and County joined representatives from various water organisations in June to unveil a high-low drinking fountain and water filling station at City Hall East in honour of the second annual Tap Water Day LA. The event raises awareness of Los Angeles’ clean drinking water. “Pedestrians and cyclists deserve water and shouldn’t have to overpay for it in wasteful plastic bottles,” said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of LA. “Water bottle filling stations allow everyone to enjoy as much water as they need to hydrate while protecting the environment.” The new drinking water station that was unveiled is one of many that have been placed in a variety of locations in all of the council districts throughout the city where residents can fill up their reusable water bottles with drinking water.