FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10-70
July 8, 2010
Farrell Sklerov / Mercedes Padilla (718) 595-6600
NYC Water Products Now Sold at CityStore
Merchandise Promotes City’s High Quality Tap Water
Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway and
Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst
today announced that a line of NYC Water products will be available at CityStore. This merchandise, the product of a partnership announced in May between DEP and Fishs Eddy, highlights the high quality of New York City's drinking water and promotes it as a healthy, affordable and sustainable alternative to bottled water. Products available include glasses, coasters, T-shirts, and other merchandise bearing the NYC Water logo.
"Expanding our partnership with Fishs Eddy to feature NYC Water products at
CityStore could not be more fitting," said Commissioner Holloway. "CityStore
honors everything New York, and our high-quality drinking water not only
quenches New Yorkers' thirst, but is the not-so-secret ingredient in the bagels,
pizza, and thousands of other dishes that people come from around the world to
get. Mayor Bloomberg has invested billions to protect our watersheds and
maintain our water infrastructure, and the return on that investment is
available right at your kitchen tap."
"New York City's excellent tap water is one of our City's outstanding
features, and we're happy to highlight it by featuring NYC Water merchandise at
the City's Official Store," said Commissioner Hirst.
The NYC Water products bear an NYC Water logo and include glasses, coasters,
t-shirts, decanters and water bottles. The merchandise can be purchased
in-store and online at www.nyc.gov/citystore. The products can
still be purchased at Fishs Eddy.
As the Official Store of the City of New York, CityStore is the place for all
things New York. CityStore offers unique gifts, authorized collectables and
official publications that celebrate the City's rich history and iconic imagery.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services operates CityStore to offer
official City merchandise to the public. Every CityStore purchase supports the
City of New York.
Fishs Eddy is a New York-based store located on 19th Street and Broadway in
Manhattan, specializing in dinnerware, glassware, and flatware. Their
merchandise is known for placing unconventional patterns like New York and
Brooklyn skylines and NYC pedestrian images on glassware items.
DEP manages the City's water supply, providing more than 1 billion gallons of
water each day to more than 9 million residents, including 8 million in New York
City, and residents of Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties. New York
City's water is delivered from a watershed that extends more than 125 miles from
the City, and comprises 19 reservoirs, and three controlled lakes.