IBWA members delivered hundreds of special orders of bottled water to various schools, hospitals, the National Guard and communities such as Arlington, Lexington, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Saugus, Waltham and Winthrop.
Although final delivery figures are still being determined, more than 40 truckloads (more than 1.4m bottles of water) have been provided. The IBWA member bottled water companies involved include:
Speaking on behalf of the office of the governor, Mary Beth Heffernan, secretary of public safety, issued the following statement: “I commend the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Mayor Menino and other local officials, National Guard, MassDOT, the Teamsters and private vendors for their response to this water crisis and mobilising to deliver bottled water when it was most needed.”
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