San Francisco mounts campaign to discourage bottled water sales

SAN FRANCISCO Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a new citywide campaign yesterday to discourage local restaurants from selling bottled water, citing environmental concerns.

The Take Back the Tap initiative does not extend to legislation or other mandates that discourage or prohibit bottled water from being sold. Rather, the mayor is using public pressure and the bully pulpit of his office to press for a stop in bottled water sales.

At a press conference,

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