In 2012, Jean Hill and Jill Appel led Concord to become the first town in the nation to restrict the sale of single-serve water bottles. They supplemented the ban with an extensive education effort, including a "tap map" identifying where residents and visitors might refill their reusable water bottles.  Following San Francisco's model, Brookline enacted a bylaw that disallows the sale of bottled water on municipal property, while allowing it elsewhere.


Bottled Water Laws in Massachusetts

Bottled Water Legislation

Bottled Water Laws Elsewhere