Free water in public places

A Fountain on Every Corner -

There is a lot of talk about making our neighborhood more sustainable, reducing our impact on the environment, and encouraging more walking and bike riding. Consistent with those goals, it makes a lot of sense to add public water fountains where people can get a drink without buying expensive and wasteful bottled water.
I have fond childhood memories of walks around Jamaica Pond and stopping at the large water fountain near the boathouse. The Benson Bubblers in Portland, Oregon (shown in the photo to the right) are another example of how this "street furniture" can be functional and attractive.

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