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An Open Letter to Erin Brockovich on Supporting Public Water

BY:  LISA KAAS BOYLE  LAist declares in a recent post that “LA’s Water is Officially as Clean as Bottled Water.”  The article cites LADWP’s move toward using UV light to disinfect water and to its annual Drinking Water Quality report which tells you everything you need to know about what is in the city’s tap water. “Save your money,” Albert Rodriguez, […]

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Water is Life: Safe, Sustainable, Public Water in the Age of Trump

 BY: LISA KAAS BOYLE One of the top marks of a functioning civilization is the delivery of fresh, safe, clean reliable drinking water to the public. James Joyce celebrated Dublin’s public water in Ulysses for its “universality (and) democratic equality.” Much earlier societies in Greece, Jerusalem and Rome used aqueducts to transport and deliver water, allowing civilization to […]

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The American Drinking Fountain: The Force Awakens

BY: LISA KAAS BOYLE White Only. A common sign posted on public facilities (e.g. public schools, drinking fountains, transportation) in Jim Crow segregated America (1876-1965) in the former slave states. Today, urban Americans face a less obviously demarcated threat to public services that has crept into our culture since the 1980’s when corporations began to capitalize […]

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World’s Plastic Binge

In a recent report by The Guardian, it was predicted that our plastic bottle consumption could soon create an environmental crisis as serious as climate change. With a million bought around the world every minute, plastic bottles are quickly finding their way into landfills and oceans. Not only are sea creatures affected by the toxins […]

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    Thank you Matt Groening for helping to increase drinking fountain appreciation!

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