Cities Are Leading the Green Wave
In California, municipalities are one of the leaders in reducing single use water bottle waste by converting to point-of-use drinking water delivery for employees and the public at all offices and facilities.
Solving the Problem in San Francisco
In 2007 Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to eliminate funding – nearly $500,000 a year! – for bottled water for San Francisco city and county offices. The mayor said he was motivated by the detrimental environmental impact of making, transporting and disposing of plastic bottles, considering that more than a billion plastic bottles are discarded and litter our landscapes, oceans and landfill, in California alone each year.
Tony Winnicker, spokesman for the San Francisco public utilities commission said at the time: ”We’re hoping to set the example for the private sector and other cities in getting off the bottle.” Slow Food Nation, SF Environment and a host of environmental organizations rallied for support of the initiative.
USPW: The City Solution
U.S. Pure Water has provided San Francisco with over 500 point-of-use filtration coolers and integrated systems. This conversion to healthy filtered water has resulted in far greater convenience, kept hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles out of the waste stream, and produced a net savings of over $1,000,000 for the city.
USPW also provides and services water systems for many other municipalities including:
Port of Long Beach
Contact USPW for an overview of our water filtration and point-of-use delivery solutions optimized for municipalities: email@example.com, 800-776-7654