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RUTLAND, Vt. -- Vermont's second largest city wants to sell
Public Works Commissioner Paul Clifford has sent letters to 21
bottling companies to see if there's interest in water from the
Although the idea may be distasteful to some, the city is taking
the lead from other Northeast communities that have had success.
Polar Beverages in Worcester, Mass., uses the city water for some
of its beverages and Bennington sells water from an aquifer to
Vermont Pure Springs.
Clifford is convinced that with Rutland's name on it and the right
market, the water would sell.
He says the quality of Rutland's water is as good as its
The city's water comes from mountain streams running down
Killington, Pico and other hills. The water flows into the Mendon
Brook, and then into the reservoir, before passing through the city's
sand-filtration system. Fluoride and zinc orthophosphate also are
added to the water.
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