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Public water, private profits: A fight over MDC’s tap water

Dam at the MDC's Barkhamsted Reservoir.

Niagara Bottling’s plan to buy and bottle lightly treated tap water in Bloomfield is high octane fuel for a debate at the Connecticut General Assembly and the Hartford region’s water authority about the ethics and environmental impact of what is projected this year to become the most popular packaged beverage in the United States – the ubiquitous, single-serve, plastic bottle of water. Continue Reading →

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