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Water, Water

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 19, 2008 6:25PM

How goes the bottled water tax? Not so great, actually. The city was counting on bringing in $10.5 million in nickels, but sales have been much slower than expected; at the current pace, only $4.8 million will be collected this year.

In other news, the Chicago Botanic Garden no longer sells bottled water. According to the Garden's director of sustainable operations, "Manufacturing, shipping, recycling and disposing of bottled water uses an enormous amount of energy and creates unnecessary waste." [S-T, Botanic Garden release]