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$1 for Tap Water in Restaurants

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 14, 2007 in Environment
New York's restaurants charge tap water for $1 on March 22 for a worthy cause with UNICEF.
Tap water is always free in restaurants and Spring water they sell for a fee. But in New York's finest restaurants on March 22, a glass of tap water will cost $1. H...on March 22, a glass of tap water will cost $1 in some of New York’s finest restaurants including Le Bernardin and Asia de Cuba as well as in small eateries, such as the little Vesuvio bakery in SoHo.
Who would charge for a tap water, exactly but it is all for a great cause. This is for a UNICEF project with a purpose of saving lives by providing safe drinking water to children worldwide. UNICEF says that with $1, they can provide up to 40 liters of safe drinking water. This 40 liters would be enough to give safe drinking water to a child for 40 days or for forty children for one day. With $1 they can provide 100 water purification tablets to provide clean water for emergency situations. Here is a list of restaurants participating that day, there are plenty on that list.
The New York tap water, comes from pristine upstate reservoirs, the largest unfiltered supply in the world, is stringently monitored and tightly regulated than bottled water. So one shouldn't pay exorbitant amount of money for spring water, this New York Tap water is as good as spring water. The UNICEF shows some interesting statistics which shows that the New York City tap water was tested 430,600 times during 2004 alone.
The article wants the New Yorkers and the visitors on March 22 to drink tap water for $1 for a good cause, the tap water is safe to drink plus it helps children worldwide.
It is a great cause, it will definitely help the children drink safe water. UNICEF is a great charity, they will put these funds for a good cause.
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