LET them drink Perrier!
The Parisian city government just unveiled a sparkling new initiative to install at least one fountain spouting free bubbly water in each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, the New York Post reports.
Called Fontaine Pétillante, the fountains spout carbonated tap water. It’s not quite LaCroix, but local officials hope the bit of fizz will induce Parisians to stay hydrated, according to CityLab. They also hope the expansion will reduce plastic waste from bottled water.
Apres 33,000 steps, sparkling water on tap is instant happiness, @emhawls. #fontainepetillante, #mynalgeneisprettykickasstoo
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Paris already boasts eight sparkling water fountains, set up since 2010. But last week, a new one opened near trendy Canal Saint-Martin to kick off the citywide project. Many will be located in idyllic public parks.
That’s right. They have sparkling water fountains here. #Paris #sparklingwaterfountain
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A CityLab reporter tested out the Canal Saint-Martin fountain and found it chilly, fizzy and an overall “a magical surprise”.
It seems we’ll always have Paris to one-up the rest of the world.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
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