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Groups unite for World Water Day

A coalition of organizations is calling on the Darrell Dexter government to act now on provincial water issues.

A coalition of organizations is calling on the Darrell Dexter government to act now on provincial water issues.

Oxfam Canada and Eulogy Action Centre are among eight organizations calling themselves the “Turn on the Tap and Ditch the Bottle” coalition. The group used yesterday, which was World Water Day, to urge Dexter and his government to act now on the issue.

The coalition has provided several short-term options for the provincial government that they say won’t cost anything and will protect Nova Scotians’ right to clean, safe water.

They include banning the sale of bottled water in all provincial government facilities, where tap water is available, and adopting a “Right to Water” bill, will they say will help protect the public distribu­tion of water.