According to the LA Times, New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, has slipped some home-state bottled water onto the 2013 inauguration menu.
And, because it's never too early to fight about what will be poured down gullets as the next president is sworn in:
The head of the District of Columbia’s water agency is calling on planners of next year’s presidential inauguration to serve local tap water, saying it is a way to show support for the nation’s drinking water systems...
George S. Hawkins, general manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, said in a letter to Schumer on Thursday, "If you choose to provide costly, environmentally harmful bottled water, we encourage you to at least provide attendees with a choice and also offer local DC tap water.’’
The bottled water vendor, Saratoga Spring Water Co., says: "We don’t appreciate the claim or the position the DC water officials are taking against bottled water."