Tap agreements will help water guzzlers fill bottles on the run

City staff will shower downtown shoppers and passersby with gifts Wednesday to promote a new program that will help San Franciscans fill up their water bottles when they are not at home.

New tap water partnerships will be announced as part of The City’s efforts to promote the consumption of tap water, which flows to San Francisco from Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park.

The initiative is part of a city effort to discourage the use of bottled water, which is expensive for consumers and creates waste and pollution.

San Francisco Public Utilities General Manager Ed Harrington and San Francisco Environment Director Jared Blumenfeld will attend the announcement at Yerba Beuna Gardens, on Third Street between Mission and Howard streets, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the SFPUC announced.

After the announcement, officials will hand out free reusable water bottles, t-shirts and other items that promote tap water, according to an SFPUC press release.

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Dave Hodges, pastor at Zide Door, the Church of Entheogenic Plants that include marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, holds some psychedelic mushrooms inside the Oakland church on Friday, July 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Psychedelic spirituality: Inside a growing Bay Area religious movement

‘They are guiding us into something ineffable’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

More than a thousand people gathered in front of the California Capitol building to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order and demand that the state re-open on May 1, 2020. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters)
Newsom blames ‘right-wing pundits’ for COVID surge

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday placed the blame… Continue reading

Strong California revenues will allow the state to commit to offering no-cost food to every student. (Amanda Mills/Pixnio)
How California plans to offer free daily meals to 6 million public school students

By Ali Tadayon EdSource With one in every six children facing hunger… Continue reading

Most Read