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NEWS: Comox Town Council debates bottled water, votes in favour of blue community

The Town of Comox, BC has voted to become a blue community! The Comox Valley Record reports, “With a 4-3 vote, council passed an amended resolution of the Council of Canadians’ Blue Communities Project, which calls for a national water policy. The three initiatives which were brought forth by Coun. Barbara Price were to recognize water as a human right; to promote publicly owned and operated water and waste water infrastructure, and to ban the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events. …The resolution (on bottled water) was divided into five parts, and included that single-use bottled water will no longer be sold in any Town-owned or administered concessions or vending machines in public facilities where access to municipal tap water exists; that where municipal water is not readily available, a plan be put into motion to increase access to municipal water to safety requirements, budget and other considerations and that town staff develop a public awareness campaign to support the rationale for the changes.” Congratulations to the Comox Valley chapter for their work to achieve this win. More at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17021.