If you’re in Floyd County or the surrounding counties and region, you’ll know that the weather has been strange and wild. We had to reschedule a film about climate change in October because Hurricane Michael flooded the majority of the region, but in November, the first ice storm blew through causing power outages, slick roads, and another delay with our film series.

On December 13th, we will host our rescheduled film: Tapped. We feel the topic of the film is too important to not show to our community.

We have been long supporters of reusable bottles. It keeps unnecessary plastic out of the landfill, reduces the need for bottles to be made, and it lowers the economic personal cost of constantly buying them.

Tapped is all about the bottled water industry and how it impacts small towns, personal expense, and all to benefit the corporate owners. It also addresses the question of privatization of water–a resource that most of us consider to be a community asset that we can expect access to.

Join us on Thurs., December 13th for the screening of this film at The Floyd Country Store. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a potluck meal, so bring your favorite holiday (or non-holiday) dishes to share!

After the film, we will have a panel discussion with some authorities on the subject of water and specifically water in our region: Gary Crouch, retired engineer and expert on Floyd water issues; Teresa Sweeney, education and training coordinator of Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority; and Lydeana Martin, Floyd County Community and Economic Development Director.