There huge money in bottled water -- and the obscene profits are catching the attention of municipal governments considering restrictions on selling the overpriced and often stale beverage.
The quiet but much heralded O. Fred Nelson ran Kenosha's water utility for many years -- one of those public servants who believed actually being dedicated to public services. Fred took a lot of pride in the quality of Kenosha's water.
His successor, Ed St. Peter, has a similar streak, noting that the quality of city tap water often exceeds that in the bottles -- and telling the Kenosha News that city water never sits in a tank more than three days vs. up to three years for some bottled water.
And the cost? You could fill 2,156 water bottles with city water for a buck, less than what you'd pay for just one bottle at the airport.
Fair profit is fair profit but it's time for this price gouging to be stopped.