The Forum of Water Corporations appealed to the government on Monday to replace
the bottled water at cabinet meetings with tap water.
“Every week when I
watch a broadcast from the cabinet meeting, I am amazed to discover that there
are bottles of mineral water on the table,” Forum head David Kochmeister, CEO of
Jerusalem’s Gihon water corporation, wrote in a letter to the ministers.
“Bottled water is 100 to 250 times more expensive than tap water!”
“drinking bottled water shows a lack of confidence in tap water, which
government itself is responsible for, and which is clean and fit to
The Forum asked that the ministers abandon their half liter
mineral water bottles by the next cabinet meeting.