The Water Cooler – Water at Restaurants

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm · 30 comments


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

This picture (shown above) was sent by a Claycordian who asked a good question….”Should all restaurants in Claycord do this so we can help save water?”

Claycordians, what do you think? Should restaurants only serve water upon request to help with the drought in California?

Talk about it….

Grammer Police July 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM

SB: This restaurant serves water only on request.
Smarten up!

KAD July 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Yes, since not everyone drinks water at restaurants.

What security July 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Yes they should never give you any water chips, or bread unless you ask for it.

Anything would be wasteful

Marie July 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Water must be served on tables in case of choking. Give 1/2 glass if you must but don’t be morons!
We only tip on request…or not!

Marissa July 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This has been going on for a long; only serving water when asked, when did they stop doing this?

Incognito July 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM

This has been a norm in many restaurants for years.

Enfield303 July 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

It’s a start. Asking for water isn’t a big deal.

Concordejet July 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Water Bill? should be 10 cents for each glasses of water.

Dorothy July 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Some will ask you if you want water, some will only bring it if you ask for it, some still just put it on the table. Not many put anything in writing about it though.

WCmom July 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM

No brainer–yes.

RealityCheck July 18, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Yes, this should be a no-brainer during any drought.

anon July 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Always serve water.

Go back in the Kitchen July 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

You’ll see water flowing freely from most of the faucets….all day long….

Helloooooooo July 18, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Why drink water when Fireball is available in large quantities?

Tom July 18, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Just ask people what they want to drink. If they say water, bring them a glass.

a July 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Please people, this is nothing but a huge PR jerkoff. The amount of water poured for guests to drink is nothing compared to what’s running in the kitchen literally all day.

just a concordian July 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Yes we’re in a drought, but most of the water we use goes back through the pipes to get cleaned up and served to us again. Essentially, what we pay for is water cleaning, not the actual water. Now if those plants can’t keep up with the capacity that’s a different story. Water experts chime in… I’m certainly not one.

ICameISawIConcord July 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM

If it’s brown, flush it down, if it’s yellow let it mellow!!!!!!!

Starman July 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Yes saving is saving. Half a million people = half a million glasses saved ads up to gallons do the math

White Boy Fresh July 18, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I think I no you Miss Helloooooooo
If not we should really hang out your speaking my language!!!! 😉

White Boy Fresh July 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM


wet myself July 18, 2014 at 5:47 PM

This sign is from the old drought in the ’70’s………the gold course greens never dried up then either, plus LA was building like crazy with man made lakes, golf course water traps, etc. We were not supposed to know that though.

Chicken Little July 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM

We are expecting El Nino. It WIll rain and rain and rain and we will be prating for it to stop!
Mother Nature always takes care of us.
Serve the water!

Iris Hill July 18, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I hope Chicken LIttle is right, but meantime, we ask for water at the café.

Bobfished July 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Just read an article about a couple who decided not to water their lawn and it turned brown. The home owners association said they would fine them if they didn’t water their lawn!

TraumaRx July 19, 2014 at 5:11 AM

Marie ur an idot. ” in case of choking ” hahahah!

Teacher Wannabe July 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Offer water on request, but if you really want to cut back, close down a few (or all, if you ask me) of the useless, water hogging golf courses. They CLAIM to use recycled water, but what proof is there?

Orig. SFer July 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Seems like common sense to me. Why put all that water on the table unless someone actually wants it. Not difficult to ask the server for a glass of water.

Teacher Wannabe July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

@ Chicken Little. Experts have already predicted very little rain here from El Nino, so start saving where you can.

RunDogRun July 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

During previous droughts (77-78 and
90s), water was not served unless
requested. Made sense then …

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