Councilor O’Malley to Hold Hearing on New Tap Water Options in Boston’s Public Spaces
February 5, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 11:00 a.m. at the Iannella Chamber, Boston City Hall, 5th Floor
Who: Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, City Council Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs
What: Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley will explore best practices, safety and new technologies around the delivery of tap water in public places, including Boston’s parks and open spaces, at a public hearing of the City Council’s Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
Councilor O’Malley hopes to bring more bubblers, water fountains and water filling stations to neighborhoods across the city in an effort to make water more readily available to residents and visitors and to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles.
Councilor O’Malley wants to explore newly designed “tap stations,” which allow residents to re-use their own containers in a clean and sanitary way. Councilor O’Malley first called for a hearing on the proposal at the City Council’s weekly meeting on November 28, 2012. He re-filed the measure on January 14, 2013.