In 2008, the New York City Council announced that bottled water would no longer be available at city council events or official functions.
A New York Times article covering that initiative stated, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a co-sponsor of the resolution, is a self-professed consumer of New York City tap water."
"Not only at home, but at every restaurant," he said. "Every time they say, 'Would you like tap or still?' I say, 'New York City. This is the best water in the world. Restaurants like to sell bottles of water, I understand, but I always drink tap water."
This statement was made before anyone suspected that just a few years later, a hurricane would menace the East Coast with powerful winds and a record storm surge.