According to Food & Water Watch, bottled water costs for Congress were a staggering $190,000 in the first quarter of 2010.
The watchdog group is suggesting that members of Congress should support investment in the nation's drinking water infrastructure, rather than spending public dollars on drinking water served in plastic containers.
The issue of clean water becomes more important each year as communities find themselves struggling to obtain enough of the resource to fill their needs.
Legislators must choose between environmental issues and constituent needs. Obviously, big business does its part to influence Congress. In a perfect world, our officials would do the right thing when water-related issues came to the table.