2006 IF STONE MEMORIAL AWARD NOMINEE….From the Department of Trying Too Hard comes this hard hitting investigative report from the Los Angeles Times:
Despite spending $1 million in the last two years to assure Los Angeles residents that their tap water is not only safe to drink but also top quality, city officials spent $88,900 in public money during that time on bottled water from private firms.
The Department of Water and Power, which supplies the city’s water and promotes it, spent the most on bottled water, paying $31,160 to Sparkletts.
For the DWP that works out to $1.86 per employee per year for bottled water. That’s what? Two or three bottles each?
Give me a break.