CALIFORNIA – San Francisco Soda Tax Money Used For More Drinking Water Stations At Schools, Parks


More stations for providing tap water will be installed throughout San Francisco parks and schools in an effort to deter children from drinking soda and other sugary drinks.

Mayor London Breed announced Monday she has set aside $805,000 in funding in order to install 22 more stations at San Francisco Unified School District schools and 14 more stations at parks and open spaces.

Schools and parks throughout the city currently have a total of 107 drink tap stations already installed.

Part of the funding for the new stations comes from the city’s 2016 voter-approved Soda and Sugary Beverages Tax Measure, which imposed a one cent per ounce tax on the distribution of sugary beverages, Breed’s office said.


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AUGUST 26, 2019