Leo Broderick 1, Aquafina 0

You may recall my shameful commentary on the presentation regarding bottled water made to the Eastern School District back in September. Well, something must have stuck with me.

At a catered meeting yesterday at the University of PEI we were offered chilled bottles of Aquafina bottled water. I reached for one, and then realized that someone else at the meeting had just complained about how the china mugs we’d been provided with for coffee were freezing cold. Then I spotted the tiny kitchen, with a sink, about 6 steps from the meeting room.

I put back the Aquafina, took a pre-chilled mug into the kitchen, and filled it up with good old Charlottetown tap water.

Malpeque Road Water Pump Station Plaque


Andrew MacPherson's picture
Andrew MacPherson on November 17, 2008 - 16:11 Permalink

Bottled water has its place of course in dire circumstances (mainly the fact that it is a CONTAINER full of water) but I found even the tapwater in New York City was excellent when I was there a few weeks ago. I have memories of Halifax and Moncton water having a chlorinated taste but that was indeed decade(s) ago…perhaps things have changed?

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on November 17, 2008 - 16:29 Permalink

Ever since the rash of boil orders a few years back, the water in Charlottetown has had a mild chlorine taste. It tastes great through a filter though, or even with a few minutes in a pitcher in the fridge.