Bottled Water Free Day
Welcome to our bottled water free campus!
On September 1, 2010 the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Student Federation (SFUO), became the first University in Ontario to put a complete and immediate stop to the sale of bottled water on its campuses. This is only one of many sustainable development initiatives undertaken by the University in recent years. Click here for full article
Currently, bottled water is one of the best selling beverages in Canada, even though it is usually just tap water in a bottle sold at an inflated price. While some may find it more convenient to purchase bottled water rather then fill a re-usable bottle at a fountain, it’s important to be aware of the consequences that are associated with the product. Only then can we make an informed choice about the water we choose to drink.
Back the Tap!
For the vast majority of Canadians, excellent drinking water is as close as the nearest faucet or fountain. Municipal drinking water is safe, reliable and affordable.
But the bottled water industry sees this vital public service as its main competition. Multi-million dollar marketing campaigns seek to undermine public confidence in the tap with leaky claims that bottled water is safer or tastes better.... read more
Read the "Water Fountain Assessment" report for 2011. Click here