Commissioners forgo bottled water

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Meg Bernhardt
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Date Published: 10/26/2007

A pitcher and paper cups replaced the traditional bottles of water placed in front of the Frederick County Commissioners during evening meetings. As the commissioners sat down to discuss waste disposal issues this week, Commissioner Kai Hagen announced the new policy to the audience, comprised mostly of people who want to protect the environment. The county established the rule this month that its departments will not buy bottled water or styrofoam cups. “One of the big issues right now is the going green concept and in my opinion this is going to go a long way to eliminate waste generation at the county’s landfill,” said County Manager Ron Hart. The quality of the water is not a problem, Hagen said. “Tastes fine to me,” he said with a smile.