Should Water Bottles Be Banned in Westford?
A discussion on that topic is coming to town this weekend, but now we want your take.
A few miles away in Concord, the town has banned the sale of all bottled water, and a group of high school students in Arlington has brought an article to Town Meeting this spring proposing the same thing there as well.
While there's currently no push for a comparable warrant article here in Westford that we're aware of, there is a discussion this Friday night at the First Parish Church United hosted by Sustainable Westford on the subject, and we wanted your take in the meantime.
Should Westford ban bottled water? Do you feel that the water from Westford's taps is clean enough to drink? Even if you don't live near the impacted area in North Graniteville, did the perchlorate issue impact your views on Westford's water? Is water a shared resource for everyone or something that can be privatized?
If you support a ban, what would take the place of bottled water, particularly given the obesity epidemic in this country?
If you oppose a ban, what is your take on the costs of plastic bottled water bottles?
Plenty to discuss. More information on Friday night, but if you can't make it there, let us know your thoughts in the comments.