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Jury's Out on Impact of Mass. Town's Water Ban

Sales of bottled water at the Tedeschi store in Acton are on the rise, and the manager says it might be related to a new ­water bottle ban in neighboring Concord. Mike Abboud, manager at the convenience store just over a mile from the Concord line, estimated that bottled water sales are up between 10 to 20 percent in the last few weeks. A single-serving bottled water ban took effect in Concord Tuesday, but Abboud said people have been talking about the ban for weeks, possibly stocking up. Other store owners in neighboring communities said it is much too soon to tell whether the ban in Concord has translated into increased sales. (Boston Globe)