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    Water (tap water)

    Unlike prior years, I had a super hard time finding the tap water where you could fill a bottle, take a drink and/or wet down your hat.

    This year the weather was mild. If it had been hot like AV11 and AV12 this would have been a major problem.

    I don't know why this change happened, but IF it was a tradeoff for $2 water, then it was not a decision made with the best interests of the public in mind.

    In any case, there should be easily found and numerous places to get a drink of tap water.

    What say you, EAA?

    Thanks.

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    Can't speak for all locations but there was a big tank with free water in the vintage area (next to the Machine Shed Cafe) and several water stations in the area.

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    There are "water buffalos" all over the grounds as well as drinking fountains outside of all the shower buildings. I didn't notice any fewer spots to fill up water bottles than in the past.

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    There are at least as many as last year, if not more so - that's my impression certainly as I cover the grounds each day.

    As for your trade off theory - come on, really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Bryan View Post
    There are at least as many as last year, if not more so - that's my impression certainly as I cover the grounds each day.

    As for your trade off theory - come on, really?
    Hal, if you say it isn't so then I accept it but that particular tactic is common where commercial enterprises sell beverages, so it was not easy to write it off as a coincidence.

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    Fair enough - didn't mean to come off so short, just trying to chime in as best as I can here and there on my phone, on the go, out in the sun, etc.

    I just want you to know that this was a case of us doing the right thing (or at least moving in the right direction) because it was the right thing to do.

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    As show on the AirVenture 13 visitor map, all of the drinking fountains that I can recall from years past are still there.
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    I didn't look on the map, but I noticed at least one missing that I used on a regular basis in past years to refill my bottle. There was a water trough in the grassy area with benches between the Homebuilders Hangar and the building with the museum planes, just south of the Flying Cinema. At least I couldn't find it, if it was there I'm going even blinder than I thought. (Which is actually not out of the realm of possibility.)

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    I think I noticed fewer hand-washing stations this year...could be wrong, of course, but I just didn't see as many as I remembered seeing in earlier years.

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    My impression is that some of the white PVC troughs were missing. Like the one near the homebuilts. There was a spigot there however and it was usable to get water. Just not as visible as before.

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