Anti-bottled water campaign enlists mayors to cause

An aisle at the Publix on Seventh Street in downtown Miami gleams with shelf upon shelf of bottled water that boasts of originating from the French Alps to Fiji.

But those bottles of water are increasingly coming under attack from environmental activists, who maintain tap water is better and bottled water is economically unsound and environmentally harmful, a position the bottling industry disputes.

The city of Miami has joined the fray, ordering officials in March to stop spending city money on bottled water in under two-liter containers.

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