Water: Dispensers & Small Bottles

Industrial Consumer

Required

Suggested

Limited

Prohibited

Info on this product category: Water: Dispensers & Small Bottles

Criteria for Water: Dispensers & Small Bottles

No one shall sell or distribute packaged drinking water in a sealed box, bag, can, glass bottle, rigid plastic bottle or other container of one liter or less. City Funds shall not be used to buy packaged water for general use.  See the Bottled and Package Free Water Ordinance.

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.