Portable fountains to dispense tap water available along Torchlight parade route

Don’t forget to bring a re-usable water bottle to the Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade Wednesday, July 21. The City of Minneapolis will make tap water available to the tens of thousand of people who will attend tomorrow’s Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade at six portable drinking fountain sites along the parade route. The event often takes place on one of the hottest evenings of the summer, so the City wants to make it easy for thirsty spectators to get access to free tap water.

During the parade along Hennepin Avenue, portable drinking fountains will be stationed at the following locations:

The parade is Wednesday evening from 8:30 to approximately 10:30 p.m. on Hennepin Avenue downtown. People who plan on attending should make sure to bring re-usable water bottles so they can refill at one of these drinking fountains.


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 at www.tapmpls.com

Published Jul 20, 2010



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