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News & Media

May 27, 2009

Yay Vancouver! (Barring A Ban)

The wise folks who run parks in Vancouver, British Columbia have decided against banning bottled water. Why? They can’t afford to.

From the Vancouver Sun:

Profits from bottled water sales provide income that the park board can’t afford to lose, considering the city cut the park board’s budget by $1.95 million this year.

News1130 Radio said bottled water sales amount to $250,000 in revenue.

Additionally, though, bottled water is good to have around in times when there isn’t a water fountain nearby.  And if your only choices are sodas or other beverages that contain, you know, “stuff”…it’s nice to have a refreshing alternative on a hot sunny day.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].


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