Says Glenmary Fr. John S. Rausch, who writes, teaches and organizes in Appalachia: “Toting bottled water has a cachet of sophistication. But if people cared about the earth, they might not be flaunting their water bottles. We are destroying the sacramental system” of the wide availability of clean, free water when companies privatize water and sell it for a profit.
I've never encountered clean, free water, whether from a private company, or a municipal water works. Clean yes, free no.
(via Diogenes at Off the Record)