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Tap water will be available at inauguration

Wednesday - 8/29/2012, 5:24pm  ET

WASHINGTON - The chairman of Congress' inauguration committee says tap water will be available at January's inauguration.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer said in a letter that just as Washington tap water is available in the Capitol every day, it will be available at inaugural ceremonies.

The general manager of Washington's water authority sent Schumer a letter last week asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the inauguration. The letter says tap water is a penny a gallon, while bottled water costs 100 times more.

Schumer had announced that New York-based Saratoga Spring Water will supply water for the inauguration.

The senator said in his letter that Saratoga Spring Water, which will still be served at the ceremony, is no different than other beverages sold at the Capitol.

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