City of Toledo promoting tap water and reusable bottles

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The City of Toledo is promoting its tap water, as part of National Drinking Water Quality Week.

The push is for more people to fill up at the tap with reusable water bottles, as opposed to buying bottled water, because not only will that help people save money, but it'll save space at the city landfill.

"It's a cheaper alternative. It's better for the environment to use tap water from a reusable bottle versus bottled water, that container could potentially end up in the landfill," says Jenny Gogol, Toledo Manager of Utility Administration.

"We perform 4,000 tests a month on our water. We have chemists on hand 24-7, they test it throughout the night while you're sleeping, anything going out is tested multiple times," says Dave Leffler, Toledo Commissioner of Water Plant Operations.

The city has been recognized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as one of the top five cities with the best drinking water in America.

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