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BUY NOW: Big Box Retailing of Local Water Supply

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posted Aug 6, 2013
tacoma, tacomic, niagra bottled water, TPU, Public Utilities, environmental damage, climate change
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That's right citizen consumer personhood, YOU will now have the option to purchase Tacoma tap water in handy, plastic baby bottles!  As reported in the TNT here and here... and Demanded better of here (with fb corrections below)...

+ + Marty's TDB Rebuttal + +

Marty Campbell: As I pointed out on Redorblack Nigelbottom 's face book page his numbers are wrong. Very wrong. This is a bottling plant, not a retail store front, making an assumption that every drop will be sold for point of delivery maximum pricing is way off. They will be lucky if they are getting 7-10 cents a bottle. For the record, normal pricing is $1.78 per unit and they get the first 250K unit for $1.68 per unit. Hardly pennies on the dollar. It's one thing for T.DB to re-post someone's off the cuff comment, but some fact checking (maybe with a desk top calculator?) would be in order. The site linked does not allow posting of comments, so people are unable to correct information in their postings.




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by ckopec1 on 8/6/2013 @ 12:39pm
This is brilliant. Thanks for doing it! One question -- what does it say on the cup next to the canteen? 


by cisserosmiley on 8/6/2013 @ 2:27pm
Tacoma should put more sugar and fizz in the water supply.

by NineInchNachos on 8/6/2013 @ 2:49pm
was supposed to say 'no. 1 dad' but ran out of space


by NineInchNachos on 8/6/2013 @ 3:11pm
MEANWHILE earthfix.opb.org/water/article/epa-issue...


by NineInchNachos on 8/7/2013 @ 9:10am
UPDATE!  TACOMA DEMANDS BETTER MARTY'S REBUTTAL REBUTTAL  tacoma.demandsbetter.com/its-time-for-ev...


by NineInchNachos on 8/7/2013 @ 10:23am
MATH FIGHT CONTINUED: 

Joseph Coté Here's where you failed: You say that the RETAIL COST of a liter of water is $1.50. While this is indeed, in MOST cases true. Niagra does NOT receive the RETAIL value of the water. That amount is made by the vendor, or seller of the water. They make a profit AFTER buying the water from Niagra. You are in business and are aware of the difference between WHOLESALE and RETAIL pricing. To say that Niagra will make $1.50/bottle of Tacoma water, is just NOT true. They WILL make the difference between the cost of the water+ salaries, taxes and other expenses and whatever price they sell it for to the vendors, or retail outlets. That will probably work out to about $0.10/bottle. That's an estimate, not knowing their wholesale pricing.


by NineInchNachos on 8/7/2013 @ 11:34am
zing! 

Redorblack Nigelbottom The saddest fact is that we are taking a natural resource that people need to live and instead of opening a tap and pouring a glass of water for less than a penny... we are privatizing and profitizing it so that it's $1.50 to the 'consumer' at a fair/farmer's market/baseball game/drag race/etc... There are some States were it is a requirement that if you have a business and someone walks in and asks for some water... you GIVE IT TO THEM. Here we have Tacoma Water... built by the citizens to provide water anywhere you go and so that industry that needs water can produce goods and it is being shifted to the water itself becoming the good, so this 'industry' taking OUR water at a cost lower than what we as the people paying who have paid for the system are paying... siphoning it off (clever 'eh?) and selling it back to us at a tremendous markup having added nothing but damage to the environment and local economy along the way. Want to make any bets that when water table drops during a drought and we are told we can't water our lawns or wash our cars... they will still be bottling water full force? Heck, they'll probably be donating and selling that water to the communities who's taps aren't flowing because they've drained the system dry.


by fredo on 8/8/2013 @ 9:41am


You can bottle the Tacoma water and sell it too.

by cisserosmiley on 8/8/2013 @ 11:41am
I think they would want to keep Tacoma a trade secret. 

by inbloodyrise on 8/27/2013 @ 12:37pm
is fukushima's toxic water going to mix with our rain and be the special ingredient that might make this product only legal for medicinal purpose?