OWSAG had a fantastic World Water Day Celebration yesterday! Thank you to the more than 80 people who came out for the water ceremony, talks by former councillors Diane Holmes and Clive Doucet, OWSAG co-founder Eric Schiller and youth Adam Guzman-Poole and Lilia Fick as well as singing by the Raging Grannies.
The Ottawa Citizen reported, "Clive Doucet, Diane Holmes and about 50 supporters of the Ottawa Water Study/Action Group called on the city to do a better job of promoting municipal water and reducing the amount of plastic bottles generated as waste."
CBC reported, "[Diane] Holmes says tap water is routinely tested for quality, unlike unregulated bottled water, but the city does little to promote the quality product available at the nearest sink."
We also asked supporters to contribute to "Our Water Story". Read the inspiring and impactful messages here.
There is definitely interest in our community to ban bottled water at Ottawa City Hall and other municipal buildings. Stay tuned on ways you can take action as OWSAG ramps up our campaign!
Special thanks to the Canadian Union of Public Employees for donating re-usable bottles for the event!