Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio
Some Salt Lake City firefighters are unhappy with the mayor's policy on bottled water. And a recent assignment they say appeared to violate that policy.
Water from a cooler, not a bottle, that's the directive given to firefighters as part of the Mayor's environmental efforts. But it hit a snag when some firefighters were asked by the city to help a group of local volunteers by, among other things, bringing them bottled water.
Mayor Rocky Anderson's spokesman, Patrick Thronson, says the mayor's office knew nothing about it. He says, "So, I arranged for some water coolers and recycled cups instead of bottled water."
The firefighter's Union says the water was donated and secured before the mayor's program started. A spokesman, though, says the timing was kind of bad.
Union says it isn't overly concerned about it. A spokesman says replacing bottled water with coolers and cups is working well so far, even though it is not as convenient.