Tuesday, July 14, 2009

KC tap water: interesting enough to be the subject of a book

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM

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Kansas City has the best tap water of any major city in the United States. At least that's what a study by Sustain Lane concluded, saying our water had "no recorded pollutants." Our water is unique enough that author Elizabeth Royte came to study it for her book Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America's Drinking Water released last year and now available in paperback.

She spoke with The Pitch's David Martin about the book and Kansas City:

I wrote about KC's water because I wanted to compare it with New York

City's water, which is famously tasty and comes from a fairly well

protected watershed. Kansas City starts with water from a much dirtier

source -- the Missouri River -- cleans it up, and also wins taste

awards.

Check out the full interview on our sister Plog.

(Image via Flickr: Malla Mi)

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