Elgin Street pubs the next target of city’s drinking water promos
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 26, 2017

The City of Ottawa, which has been trying to get more people to drink tap water over the past 10 years, has targeted pub tables as a medium for its message ahead of the deluge of Canada Day revellers.

Public works and environmental services paid $3,000 to produce 35,000 cardboard coasters, which have been distributed to a dozen pubs and restaurants on Elgin Street in the lead-up to the celebrations.

Leslie Vanclief, the department’s section manager of stakeholder relations, said the coasters promote Ottawa’s tap water as a “safe, healthy and affordable option.”