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Pequabuck River Watershed Association to Discuss Local Water Concerns

Pequabuck River Walk Bristol CT.

Pequabuck River Walk Bristol CT.

On Saturday, December 17 there will be a showing of “Tapped” co-sponsored by the Pequabuck River Watershed Association and Save Our Water. Table displays by local organizations will highlight local water issues of concern to Bristol residents.

Tapped is a 2009 documentary film by directors Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey.

Tapped looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically.

Their results came back showing “several potentially harmful chemicals, some known carcinogens”. The documentary also focused on the amount of bottles that are recycled, noting that “Forty percent of bottled water is really just filtered tap water, and every day we throw away 30 million single-served bottles of water as plastic waste.

Mary Rydingsward with the Pequabuck River Watershed Association said “Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the country has been struggling with a multi-year drought. Now, almost 70% of CT is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought. It is critical that we protect our water. Come and learn more about this important issue.”

The viewing of Tapped will be held at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street; table displays open at 10:30 AM, movie screening will be at 11:00 AM.

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