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San Francisco Tap Water Now Available in Bottles
Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2003 | The Associated Press

Posted on 03/26/2003 2:57:23 PM PST by Willie Green

For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.

SAN FRANCISCO - If you like San Francisco's tap water, you can now drink it anywhere.

The first bottle from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada was purchased for $1.25 Tuesday. It is the same water piped hundreds of miles to San Francisco residents.

"The sale of Hetch Hetchy Mountain Water provides a unique opportunity to promote San Francisco as well as raise public awareness of our precious water resource," Mayor Willie Brown said.

The idea to have the city's Public Utilities Commission (news - web sites) join the bottled water market was conceived by the mayor, said commission general manager Patricia Martel. The commission oversees the drinking water supply for most of the Bay Area. On average, the system delivers 210 million to 240 million gallons of water daily to the Bay Area.

Hetch Hetchy Mountain Water claims its source from the Tuolumne River, melted mountain snow and glacial streams. It will be sold at the city's three official souvenir shops and will eventually branch out to the zoo, airport and Fisherman's Wharf.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: law; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 03/26/2003 2:57:23 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
ping
2 posted on 03/26/2003 2:58:13 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
Bump for the inevitable.
3 posted on 03/26/2003 2:58:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Willie Green
At Pac Bell Park it will probably cost $5.
4 posted on 03/26/2003 2:58:48 PM PST by GOP_Raider (OAKLAND RAIDERS AFC CHAMPIONS!!!!)
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To: Willie Green
San Francisco Tap Water Now Available in Bottles

If it's from San Franciso shouldn't it be in "buttles?"

5 posted on 03/26/2003 3:01:07 PM PST by N. Theknow
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To: Willie Green
One would expect the Grand Opening to offer
a free loaf of sour dough bread, 'Ol Chap!
6 posted on 03/26/2003 3:03:28 PM PST by TRY ONE (")
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To: Willie Green
so, who wants it???????????????????
7 posted on 03/26/2003 3:04:33 PM PST by FloridaBoy
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To: Willie Green
Ewwww.
8 posted on 03/26/2003 3:05:13 PM PST by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: Willie Green
heh-at the heights of the designer times in the 80's -90's we were thinking of bottling Beverly Hills Tap Water and selling it overseas as high-end water...were gonna call it BH Tap...figured 'twas against the law somehow, it's seemed like a no-brainer.
9 posted on 03/26/2003 3:05:15 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: FloridaBoy
Not I, not after seeing people urinating in the streets...

Ewwwwwww.....
10 posted on 03/26/2003 3:05:34 PM PST by OpusatFR (Free Speech means you can talk and I can criticize! It doesn't mean you talk and I shut up!)
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To: Willie Green
Houston started doing this last year to great fanfare and festivities. As far as I know, none of the bottled tap water has been sold. Just another Blow Out by the brown administration.
11 posted on 03/26/2003 3:11:19 PM PST by TexanToTheCore
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To: Willie Green
Ummm, no thanks, I'll stick with my well water!
12 posted on 03/26/2003 3:18:55 PM PST by Teetop (democrats....... socialist.........whats the difference?)
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To: Willie Green
Just another opportunity for the liberal city/state to tax the by-product of water consumption. I'd collect rainwater in a barrel before I would buy it!

13 posted on 03/26/2003 3:25:39 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: Willie Green
Next time you're at wally-world check out the generic bottled water for sale as Sam's or whatever. I've seen it from the Fort Worth water supply system and from Kansas City.
15 posted on 03/26/2003 5:49:59 PM PST by old3030
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To: Republicus2001
Hetch Hetchy water is high quality, though. They even built a Water Temple in Woodside where the Hetch Hetchy Aquaduct terminates in the early 1900's:


http://www.dakan.net/pulgas.htm

16 posted on 03/26/2003 5:55:20 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
"Hold muh beer 'n watch this!" PING....

If you want on or off this list, please let me know!

17 posted on 03/26/2003 5:56:30 PM PST by mhking
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To: Willie Green
Tucson did this years ago, but we were giving it away for free. They called it "The Blend" it was supposed to prove to people that when the mixed Central Arizona Project water into the system again it would be disgusting smelling rust flakes like last time.
18 posted on 03/26/2003 5:59:13 PM PST by discostu (I have not yet begun to drink)
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To: Willie Green
How were they able to filter the asbestos out of it...
19 posted on 03/26/2003 6:00:02 PM PST by tubebender (?)
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To: Willie Green
Everest Brand water is Corpus Christi Tap water I have heard.
20 posted on 03/26/2003 6:00:34 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: TexanToTheCore
Just another Blow Out by the brown administration.

The salt water that comes out of Houston's taps is kind of brown as well.
21 posted on 03/26/2003 6:08:04 PM PST by AdA$tra (Tagline maintenance in progress......)
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To: Willie Green
I collect bottled water,

My "Glacier Springs" bottle is the crown of my collection - it happens to be from the Miami Municipal water supply, says so right on the bottle

22 posted on 03/26/2003 6:18:12 PM PST by ContentiousObjector
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To: Willie Green; *San FRancisco; GodBlessAmerica; SeenTheLight; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture; ...
Thirsty? Ping. : ) Here's the article from sfgate.com

(Scroll down the link article to click and read an article on the water taste test.)

23 posted on 03/26/2003 6:18:46 PM PST by American Preservative
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24 posted on 03/26/2003 6:19:06 PM PST by Bob J
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To: Willie Green
So this is San Francisco Gay Area Water. I bet they will market it to gays nationwide.
25 posted on 03/26/2003 7:10:30 PM PST by Contra
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To: Cultural Jihad
Hetch Hetchy water is high quality, though.

That is true, but if you have a choice between buying a bottle for $1.25 and taking a free swig of the same stuff from the nearest drinking fountain, what would you do? Correct! - you buy the bottle so you can show it to Aunt Martha back home.

26 posted on 03/26/2003 7:40:17 PM PST by SFConservative
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To: Cultural Jihad
Hetch Hetchy water is high quality, though.

The water's fine, but the Hetch-Hetchy water delivery system itself has been neglected and funds for maintaining the system have been misappropriated.

27 posted on 03/26/2003 10:37:51 PM PST by freebilly (I think they've misunderestimated us....)
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To: WolfsView; Jonathon Spectre
"don't drink the water" "there's blood in the water"
28 posted on 03/27/2003 5:31:38 AM PST by FLdeputy
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To: freebilly
HH tap water is acrid compared to NYC tap water.

Which is why SF pizza and bagel taste horrible.
29 posted on 03/27/2003 5:21:11 PM PST by sf4dubya (help. i'm surrounded by liberals.)
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To: sf4dubya
HH tap water is acrid compared to NYC tap water. Which is why SF pizza and bagel taste horrible.

As a native of NJ I've always marvelled at how bad the bagels and pizzas are out here on the left coast.

30 posted on 03/27/2003 5:59:15 PM PST by freebilly (I think they've misunderestimated us....)
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To: freebilly
Hey, I'm from NJ too. What town? I'm from North Caldwell, and spent a lot of growing up in Cape May.
31 posted on 03/28/2003 12:41:16 AM PST by sfRummygirl (ok, stop laughing)
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To: freebilly
Oh, and yes, the bagels and pizza suck out here. I agree.
32 posted on 03/28/2003 12:42:53 AM PST by sfRummygirl (ok, stop laughing)
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