As I said yesterday, Pittsburgh is constantly called “Most Livable City”, but we should strive to be “Most Marvelous City”. And this isn’t just for Pittsburgh, any city that wants to be not just great but marvelous will need to make some radical changes. In addition to glammy public toilets…
If you want to enjoy a public space, or public art, there is a good chance that you will be thirsty. Bring back drinking fountains! Put them everywhere!
We need free water in public space. It will make public space more enjoyable while eliminating the demand for plastic water bottles. Bottled water costs about $10 per gallon compared to TWO CENTS per gallon for tap water.
Check the “Take Back the Tap” resources available from Food and Water Watch for more information and what you can do.