From 1 January this year, the government of the city of Chicago implemented a five cent tax on bottled water sales to discourage consumers from the product.
In 2007, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom also announced a ban on the city's departments using money to buy bottled water.
From Britain to Australia:
Politicians and ecological groups around the world from Britain to Australia have vowed to making similar commitments citing the industry's potential impact on the environment and water resources as part of their concerns.
And the bottom line is that municipal water sources are (almost always) as good or better than bottled sources. In other words, drinking from the tap or fountain is not a cool, but it's also not as good for the environment.