Bottled Water

Type

Consumer

Info on this product category: Water Dispensers

Criteria for Water Dispensers

Drinking water should be provided through dedicated dispensers or faucets, but bottled drinking water should be avoided. Bottled drinking water is defined as water in a sealed rigid plastic bottle having a capacity of 21 fluid ounces or less.

Last updated

Last updated: 
October 7, 2014

Guide for City Staff

Excerpt from San Francisco Environment Code:


SEC. 2405.  BARRING USE OF CITY FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF BOTTLED WATER.
   (a)   No City officer, department, or agency (collectively, "department") shall use City Funds to purchase Bottled Water for its own general use. A department may use City Funds to purchase Bottled Water for uses specifically exempted from or allowed under this Chapter.
   (b)   It shall be City policy not to have drinking water systems in City offices or facilities that use plastic water bottles of any size where satisfactory alternatives exist and are feasible at the location under consideration. It shall further be City policy to conform drinking water systems in City offices or facilities to this goal where reasonable by the end of 2016.

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