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July 25, 2008

What's a Water Reclaimer?

A diverse crew of activists, businesses and municipal agencies spread the good word about local drinking water.

What’s a Water Reclaimer?

A new collaboration has formed in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota, calling themselves The Water Reclaimers. This collaboration is made up of people from environmental nonprofits, water quality entities, art organizations, city government, restaurants, and more.


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Together, the Water Reclaimers represent a wide range of perspectives and expertise on the issues impacting our drinking water. Their goal is to creatively engage people in trusting Twin Cities drinking water that sustains all life. This includes sharing information with about water quality, bottled water, tap water, and water as a commons.

The Water Reclaimers say that You, too, can be a Water Reclaimer simply by learning how to trust our water!

We are proud to use The Commons Mark to indicate our part in a movement to embrace water as a commons. The commons is everything we inherit or create together and must pass on, undiminished, to future generations. Whether it’s from your tap, a bottle, a spring, the sky or a public fountain, we honor water as a commons.

Currently the Twin Cities Water Reclaimer collaboration includes people from:
•A Single Drop
•Birchwood Café
•Corporate Accountability International
•Eureka Recycling
•Friends of Coldwater Springs
•In the Heart of the Beast Theater
•Minneapolis Councilmember Cam Gordon’s office
•Minnesota Department of Public Health
•Northland Bioneers
•On the Commons
•Saint Paul Public Works
•Saint Paul Regional Water Services
•Twin Cities Public Television
•V Creative

For more information about this collaborative: Contact Rachel Breen at On the Commons or Dianna Kennedy at “Eureka Recycling”:http://www.eurekarecycling.org/