Trail runners are rankled by removal of water jugs
Runners looking for a swig of water from jugs along the trail around Lady Bird Lake have been out of luck in recent weeks after the city determined that the coolers need health department approval.
The news has rankled trail users used to enjoying the free chilled water. One provider of the water jugs, Rogue Running, posted a notice on Face- book, letting customers know it didn’t want to remove its containers. Some trail users started a petition, asking the city to again allow the water jugs, which have been gone for three weeks from the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and may return next month.
City officials say it’s a safety issue. Improperly cleaned or maintained containers could harbor cryptosporidium, a