Tapping the potential of drinking water Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Mar 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm
Some Danville restaurants will ask customers to pay $1 for a glass of water that would normally be free, to celebrate World Water Day and support UNICEF programs to provide clean, safe drinking water to children around the world.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 5:39 PM
Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community, on Mar 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm
Isn't it conceivable that Alamo voters' voting NO on incorporation is the cause of the world's need for clean drinking water and sanitation?
Not in humor, but in fact, "Can we address this issue with something more than $1 a class for clean water our district's citizens have already created and paid for?"
There are portable technologies that are available in North America that can be placed through appropriate channels to the third world including producing those systems in those local areas as economic development.
Can we focus on solutions rather than "feel-good" excuses?
**commentary by Judy, outer Stone Valley neighborhoods, Alamo region community of neighborhoods**
Posted by Joan, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm
I applaud the restaurants for supporting World Water Day and would like to see all restaurants always ask their patrons if they would like water, instead of just serving it. Potable water is an important resource that should not be wasted. Every time potable water is poured down the drain it becomes part of the waste stream.
Posted by holly Elfman, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 19, 2009 at 10:30 am
In response to the objections to The TAP Project. This is a project initiated by The USA Fund for UNICEF. UNICEF is in over 90 coutries providing clean water and sanitation programs to save children's lives. No other humanitarian organization has saved more children than UNICEF. TAP asks customers at participating restaurants during World Water Week, to donate $1 or more for the glass of tap water they usually get for free to bring awareness of the dire situation in the world and to raise money for the water projects they have all over the globe.UNICEF has more boots and access to countries such as Myamar and as of recently Darfur getting clean water, medicine, etc to the children who are at risk.The water situation is a global emergency and we as Californians are aware of the necessity of water and how fragile the abundance of it is.I'm soryy you find it objectionable to have your community support, in my opinion, a most worthy cause.Personally, I have never been prouder of my community for such support from Mayor Arnerich, the many restaurants that participate and the patrons who go out of their way to dine and donate during March 22-28.
Posted by John, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Response to Judy: That is exactly what Unicef is doing; providing systems to manufacture and install portable technologies and save safe water for third world countries and/or other areas that are in desperate need.
Find another bandwagon to sing your negative song on.
Posted by James, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Mar 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm
I will definitely be eating out more and ordering water during that week. Unicef is a phenomenal organization worthy of supporting.
John, don't bother responding to Mr. Bailey's alter ego. Whenever he posts, claiming he is posting for someone else, it is just another figment of his very active imagination. A way to avoid taking responsibility for his own posts and actions. Same with community courtesy, rachel wells, vince kreiger and the rest of his imaginary friends.
Posted by Pamela, a member of the Charlotte Wood Middle School community, on Mar 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm
How about if we use the money "tapped" from the water for our education?? I do think UNICEF is and always has been a great cause; remember those penny containers that was used for Halloween?; but I believe it's time that we put some serious thought and effort into California's poorly supported education system.