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Each day, more than 1 billion gallons of water are pumped into New York City from 19 upstate reservoirs and three lakes, some more than 125 miles from Manhattan, for public consumption, writes Jessica Leigh Hester for Citylab.
But public drinking fountains are few and far between. Plus, they are often outdated and overused. Plus, there’s the matter of bottled water.
An initiative is trying to sell residents on drinking more municipal water. More details here