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American Water In NJ Urges The Public To Ditch Plastic Bottles

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A local water company is challenging the public to put down the plastic bottle and drink only tap water.

American Water, based in Voorhees, N.J., is marking its 125th anniversary and the observance of Earth Day by urging consumers to drink only tap water in recognition of its environmental and economic values.

Denise Venuti-Free is manager of external communications for American Water. She says people are being urged to go on the company’s website and take the pledge to reduce their reliance on plastic water bottles.

“You’re asked how many bottles of water per week you purchase and consume. And then the computer tracks the savings to the environment over the course of a year.”

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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