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 YorkCheck out the full interview on our sister Plog.
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