Legislation for Easier Access to Tap Water in San Francisco

As early as January 1, 2013, San Franciscans could save money and stay healthy by having an easier access to the city’s water supplies!

David Chiu, the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently introduced a legislation that would “require building owners and developers to install tap water filling stations on the premises if they’re already required to provide drinking fountains. Buildings undergoing major renovations involving their plumbing systems that supply drinking fountains also would have to comply”.

Read more about the proposed legislation:

SF Gate Article by Rachel Gordon

KTSF 26 Article by 

GlobalTap Partners with HBO: The Weight of the Nation

In an effort to fight the alarming obesity rates in America, HBO together with GlobalTap  and Whole Kids Foundation (an organization created by the Whole Foods Market) have pledged to “install 100 salad bars and water taps total throughout U.S. schools by September 2012″.

HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente have created agreat four-part documentary – The Weight of the Nation. You can watch the videos, and find invaluable data on the subject, on the HBO website.