Minneapolis offers tap water stations for Aquatennial parade - KMSP-TV

Minneapolis offers tap water stations for Aquatennial parade

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It will be hot at the annual Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, and attendees are being urged to bring water bottles -- but the city also has an option for those who don't have a bottle handy.

Fire hydrants along the parade route have been converted into water stations for the evening because the heat advisory won't abate until after Thursday.

The water stations will be located on both sides of Hennepin Avenue at the following intersections:

- 6th Street
- 9th Street
- Laurel Avenue/Spruce Place


Minneapolis is the state's largest producer of drinking water, making around 50 million gallons of clean tap water each day.

Water from Minneapolis also goes to thousands of homes and businesses in the following communities:

- Bloomington
- Columbia Heights
- Crystal
- Edina
- Golden Valley
- Hilltop
- New Hope

Bottled water can cost more than gasoline, but tap water costs less than half a cent per gallon and creates less plastic waste while reducing shipping needs.

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