Bring reusable water bottles to Twin Cities Pride parade

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend Sunday’s Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis, and it’s expected to be a hot, sunny day. To help everyone stay hydrated, the City of Minneapolis will have portable drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations in place along the Hennepin Avenue parade route. It’s important to stay hydrated, so parade-goers are strongly advised to bring re-usable water bottles so they can fill them at these fountains as much as they need to during the event. 

Water stations will be on both sides of Hennepin at the following intersections:

More about Minneapolis tap water

Minneapolis is the state’s largest producer of drinking water. We make around 60 million gallons of clean tap water every day that meets or surpasses federal and state guidelines for water safety. Unlike bottled water, which often costs more than gasoline, Minneapolis tap is a bargain at less than half a cent a gallon. Plus, drinking Minneapolis tap water is a better choice for the environment because it creates less waste: no shipping or single-use plastic bottles are needed for folks to enjoy it.

Minneapolis tap water goes to thousands of homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis, Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, Hilltop and the Morningside neighborhood of Edina. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport also gets Minneapolis tap water.

You can get more information on the quality and value of Minneapolis tap water on the TapMpls website.

Published Jun 22, 2012