Report: Chicago mulls selling bottled tap water

June 9, 2010 8:09:36 AM PDT
Would you buy bottled Chicago tap water from Lake Michigan?Tapping into the city's water supply is reportedly being considered as a revenue stream for the city. The new water management commissioner, Tom Powers, told the Chicago Sun-Times bottling and selling the city's tap water is worth exploring to generate money for the cash-strapped city.

Powers also says privatizing the city's water system is not on the table. He says Mayor Richard Daley has no privatization plans for any of the filtration plants or pumping stations.