You sit down at the restaurant and you order a water. Probably not because it’s best for you. Probably because it’s free. What if it were not free? What if it were not even available?
UNICEF’s Tap Water Project began in 2007 with a few restaurants asking patrons to donate $1 for the tap water they usually drank for free. These funds would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions around the world.
That pipe dream is now a powerful national movement.
Local supporters met Saturday at Local 16 to to kick off World Water Week. During this week, March 21-27, they ask you to pass on the soda, but pay for the spring water. Around town, local restaurants will gladly collect your donations toward ultimate refreshment.