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Concord Prepares for 'Bottle Ban'

With the town about to bid adieu to bottled water, Concord On Tap Camelbaks hit shelves.

Time will tell whether , will be more flash flood or 40-year storm. 

Either way, local merchants are bracing for it by stocking shelves with Concord On Tap-stamped Camelbak reusable water bottles. 

According to Jill Appel, the Concord On Tap campaign manager, the bottles, which come in eight different colors, sizes and materials, are available at a number of local shops and eateries, including:

  • ATA Cycle
  • Brine’s Sporting Goods
  • Crosby’s Market
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • La Provence
  • Montague Gallery
  • Reasons to be Cheerful
  • Vanderhoof’s Hardware
  • West Concord 5 & 10
  • West Concord Supermarket

The bottles that hit the shelves last week are a one-time order, and they were going fast heading into the holiday, according to Appel.

The Camelbak initiative is meant to support local businesses, said Appel, and to follow through on a promise made at annual Town Meeting last year, when voters approved .

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