WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAFE, CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE WATER. PLEDGE TO SUPPORT TAP WATER! Tap-a-palooza is a national contest to kick the bottled water habit on college campuses. The campus that collects the most pledges to choose tap over bottled water will win funding to improve access to public water. TEXT “I <3 TAP” TO 69866 TO TAKE THE PLEDGE GET THE FACTS: Bottled water is not safer. The federal government requires far more rigorous and frequent safety testing of municipal drinking water than bottled water. Bottled water hurts the environment. Bottled water’s energy-intensive process contributes to climate change. The amount of energy used in production and transportation could fuel anywhere from 1.2 to 2.1 million cars a year. About 71 percent of PET plastic bottles are not recycled and end up in landfills, ultimately polluting our waterways. Bottled water is much more expensive. Consumers are wasting money on bottled water that costs nearly 2,400 times more than tap water, even though almost half of the bottled water comes from municipal water systems.
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