IN brief Bot­tled wa­ter is out at Amherst’s town hall

The Amherst News - - NEWS -

AMHERST – Bot­tled wa­ter could soon be­come a thing of the past at Amherst’s town hall.

Coun­cil passed a mo­tion dur­ing its Septem­ber meet­ing on Sept. 25 to re­frain from pur­chas­ing bot­tled wa­ter for town hall and other town­spon­sored events where there is potable wa­ter avail­able. In bring­ing for­ward the mo­tion, Coun. Jason Blanch said Amherst will stand as a leader in the com­mu­nity when it comes to pro­mot­ing pub­lic drinking wa­ter and build­ing pub­lic con­fi­dence in the use of town drinking wa­ter.

“The use of tap wa­ter over bot­tled wa­ter con­serves en­ergy, re­duces uti­liza­tion of fos­sil fu­els and saves money,” Blanch said.

Amherst spends, on av­er­age, $750 a year on bot­tled wa­ter.

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