News Brief: GB extends suspension of plastic water bottle ban

On March 12, the town suspended its ban on sales of plastic water bottles of 1 liter or less.

Town extends suspension of plastic water bottle sales ban

Great Barrington — The town is once again extending its suspension of the ban on plastic water bottle sales, this time through Wednesday, Sept. 30, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency and for the convenience of residents impacted by discolored water in the village of Housatonic.

“We fully expect that this will be the last extension,” said town manager Mark Pruhenski. “Residents should plan on the bylaw going back into full effect on Oct. 1, and retailers should purchase accordingly and plan to exhaust their supply by this date.”

On March 12, the town suspended its ban on sales of plastic water bottles of 1 liter or less. That action was renewed in late April, again in August, and will, as stated above, continue through the month of September.