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More cities are banning
bottled water

First San Francisco banned it.

Then Chicago started taxing it.

Now, the city of Seattle is taking action against bottled water; In June, 2008 Mayor Greg Nickels signed an executive order to stop the city from buying bottled water.

That means no more bottled water at city facilities and events, which may sound like a small step, but it'll make a big difference; last year, the city spent $58,000 on the stuff (and that's not including the true cost and carbon footprint of bottled water).

Medicines are now filtering into our drinking water

A March 11, 2008 Associated Press investigation has shown that America's drinking water contains various levels of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

As part of a 5-month study an investigative team in Philadelphia uncovered that 56 different pharmaceuticals or byproducts in their treated drinking water.