Bubbly water from public fountains?

by Adelaide Z  |  September 22, 2010

Paris is experimenting with a uniquely Italian idea to provide both flat and sparkling water from its public water fountains. They city hopes to wean Parisians from their plastic water-bottle habit and promote tap water since the country invests so much in maintaining the high quality.

The French consume about 40 gallons of bottled water per person each year, one of the highest per capita amounts not only in Europe, but also in the world. Read more from the New York Times article.