On December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
the Northwest Conservation District and
Save Our Water CT
will co-sponsor a showing of the award winning documentary Tapped
hosted by the Litchfield Community Center.
“By the year 2030, two-thirds of the global population will lack access to clean drinking water.”
This figure is the provocative opening statement of the documentary film, Tapped. Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the country has been struggling with a multi- year drought.
Now, almost 70% of CT is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought. It is critical that we protect our water.
As Niagara Water Bottling Co opens its plant in Bloomfield, CT, it is time to educate ourselves about the impact of the water bottling industry on our water supplies and our environment.
Come and learn more about this important issue.
Tapped, produced by Stephanie Soechtig, is an informative look at the disturbing history of bottled water in the United States and the damage this industry has done and continues to do to our planet. The movie provokes the kind of shock and indignation that inspires change. The film takes a broad look at the bottled water issue, highlighting individuals and communities that have been affected by the industry. Bottled water may not be as “pure” as advertized especially since 40% of bottled water is merely filtered tap water anyway. Furthermore, municipal water supplies are highly regulated while bottled water is subject to little or no oversight.
Members of Save Our Water CT will be present for a Q and A after the showing. They will also give an update on their efforts to protect CT’s water from more incursions by the water bottling industry.
Think about it.
This could happen anywhere in our state.
The Litchfield Community Center is located at 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759
For more information contact the Northwest Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-626-7222