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Tap vs. bottled water


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- How can you be greener in your everyday life?

Hundreds explored this question Saturday when attending the Corridor Earth Project event.

Seven local environmental organizations and businesses organized the event.

Booths were set up to give people information, and there were several presentations--including one on bottled water.

"Bottled water verses tap water really is not found to be any cleaner.  There's less regulation with bottled water--in terms of testing.  And so municipal water systems are heavily regulated and heavily tested and safe the in the United States,"  Jennifer Fencl with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments said.

Another factor Fencl recommends considering is how much energy is used in making and shipping the bottles.

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