Toronto politicians are floating an idea to tax bottled water anywhere between $0.05 - $0.10 a bottle. They hope to use this money to help offset the cost of running the city. As I very rarely drink bottled water, and do not actually reside in the city I am not affeted by this potential tax.
The city is also trying to promote municipal water sources, and reduce waste to landfills. If the tax reduces consumption, and decreases waste, I am all for it. This is just an idea at the moment, but it is out there. Bottled water is not necessary, and wasteful. I think a tax on the "luxury" item is a good idea.
A reuseable aluminum bottle with water, ice and lemon is great all day.