Monday, September 27, 2010

"In the latest in a series of unusual efforts to make Paris green, the city is now offering residents free sparkling water"

NYT:

to try to wean Parisians not from red wine, but from overconsumption of plastic bottles.

Inaugurated on Tuesday by Eau de Paris, the public water company, “la pétillante” — “the bubbly” — is a water fountain installed in a wooden hut of the Jardin de Reuilly, in eastern Paris, that delivers sparkling water.

“We chill the water between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius,” said Philippe Burguière, the spokesman for Eau de Paris, “and then we inject carbon dioxide into regular tap water to make the bubbles thin and tasty.”