New York Bans Bottled Water

New York Governor David Paterson has signed an executive order to phase out the purchase and use of bottled water at state agency facilities. The executive order will phase out the expenditure of state funds for the purchase of single serve bottles and larger, cooler-sized bottles for water consumed at state agency facilities. It requires each executive agency to develop and implement a plan to phase out expenditures for bottled water and provide alternative water sources such as ordinary tap water fountains and dispensers.