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NEW YORK — A company is bottling New York City tap water and selling it in stores for $1.50.
Tap'd NY founder Craig Zucker says when he first came to the city in 2003 from Ohio he could tell right away that the tap water was better.
Last year, he founded his bottled water company, which promotes itself as having a "local twist."
The company draws its product from the city's public water system and purifies it using reverse osmosis.
Zucker says his company is a for-profit business with a message that water should be "kept honest and local." He says shipping water into New York from places like Fiji and France is an insult to the city.
Zucker pays only his city water bill for his company's product. Twenty-ounce bottles of Tap'd NY are available at stores in Manhattan.
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