We urge you to set an example and ban plastic water bottles in your offices and install water stations for both environmental and economic reasons. In 2012, your office spent more than $1,600 on bottled water . Our country is facing an economic and environmental crisis but you continue to permit needless waste through the purchase of plastic bottles. We demand that you take leadership on this issue and ban bottled water.
In 2010, Congress spent almost $200,000 on bottled water. 
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Once a fad, drinking bottled water has become commonplace and thanks to the most successful advertising hype in recent history, tap water has received a negative stigma. Every year about 1.5...
Once a fad, drinking bottled water has become commonplace and thanks to the most successful advertising hype in recent history, tap water has received a negative stigma. Every year about 1.5 million tons of plastic go into manufacturing water bottles for the global market, using processes that release toxics such as nickel, ethylbenzene, ethylene oxide and benzene.  Giant multinational corporations have invested millions of marketing dollars to make bottled water seem healthier and more attractive than tap water.
Congressman McGovern's favorite bottled water brands:
Five reasons why you should say "no" to bottled water: