Bottled water is an absolutely critical lifesaver in many natural disasters. Check the lists of emergency supplies put out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Look at the pictures of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath and other calamities. In almost all such events, public water systems are made unusable almost immediately, sometimes for a long time. Then it’s BW or death by thirst or toxic poisoning. I would hope Friends think long and hard before joining efforts to make this resource more scarce.