Drinking fountains bring tap water to Pride Parade spectators
Don’t forget to bring a re-usable water bottle to this year’s Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade Sunday, June 26. The City of Minneapolis will make six portable drinking fountains available to the tens of thousand of spectators who will be on hand. The fountains will make it easy for parade-goers to quench their thirst with free tap water.
During the parade along Hennepin Avenue, portable drinking fountains will be stationed at the following locations:
- 6th Street, northeast corner
- 6th Street, northwest corner
- 9th Street, northwest corner
- 9th Street, southeast corner
- Spruce Place, northeast corner
- Laurel Avenue, southeast corner
The parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday 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.
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 at www.tapmpls.com.
Published Jun. 24, 2011