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For The Love Of Fountains

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Drinking fountains are such a great answer to everything.
 
Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to cut back on sugar drinks.
Drinking fountains.
 
Too many bottles in the solid waste stream?
Drinking fountains.
 
Water bottles that may leach chemicals into the water? 
Drinking fountains.
 
And yet, drinking fountains have to fight for their very existence. They are left out of development plans because they have no obvious constituency. 
 
And they just seem to be the second or third choice of everybody, out of some kind of residual sense that they're germy. Today, we're geeking out about drinking fountains, starting with a recent battle right here in Connecticut about whether they need to be in state-licensed rest stops. We'll also look at cities where they're taken more seriously.
 
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Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer. Colin can be reached at colin@ctpublic.org.

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