Bottling Mount Olive water just a pipe dream, for now


A recent Tribune story about the town looking at the possibility of bottling its “best-tasting water in the state” has prompted an unexpected public response supporting the idea.

However, Mount Olive Town Manager Charles Brown said it is probably little more than an idea that was a good thought.

He said everywhere he goes in town people ask him when the bottled water will be available.

His response, basically, has been it is something easier said than done.

Mayor Joe Scott also thought it was a good idea and an excellent way to promote the town. He, too, is looking into it.

The idea surfaced after the North Carolina Rural Water Association declared Mount Olive’s water was the “best-tasting” in the state.

The distinction was the town’s second one for top water in the last four years.

“If we were to go down that path what we would want is a setup where we could actually bottle our water. The infrastructure to do something like that, well, I haven‘t even looked into it, but I am sure it would be an expensive venture,” Brown said. “It would be a major undertaking to get from here to there.”

Brown said, “I am not sure it is even on our wish list. Let’s just say it is a nice topic of conversation.”


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