What if a bipartisan team of the nation’s top leaders chose a joyful and significant occasion to express their support for public water systems across the country? That’s what George Hawkins and DC Water asked the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to do, after the committee’s head announced a plan to bring in expensive bottled water from New York for the next inauguration.
DC Water Letter to JCCIC_R01
The news coverage was extensive.
Water to Congress: Tap water at the inauguration, please (Washington Post,
Water to Congress: Tap Water Isn’t Good Enough? (WRC-TV, 08/23/2012)
Water Boils Over Charles Schumer Position (Roll Call, 08/23/2012)
miffed that Congress doesn’t trust tap water for inauguration (Politico,
Water Wants Its Place at Next Year’s Presidential Inauguration (DCist,
Officials Want Tap Water At Inauguration (Associated Press, 08/23/2012)
Water urges Congress to serve tap water at presidential inauguration
(Associated Press, 08/23/2012)
The Associated Press story also ran in the
following outlets, among many others:
Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times
New York Post