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