A TEXAS town has added sugar to the water supply to encourage residents to drink more H2O.
Water consumption in Talon, a small town in Pecos County, is well below the United States average.
So the town's top utility officials decided to add roughly 4 tablespoons of sugar for every 240mLs of the town's water supply.
Talon utility commissioner Hester Griggs told CBC News: "Oh, you can taste it yeah, or otherwise there ain't no point in doing it. It's sweet, sweet water."
Mr Griggs said part of the reason behind the move was that kids are preferring to drink soda and energy drinks to water.
"We decided is there a health element to the amount of water that someone drinks.
"We need to make sure that our residents, our kids... are encouraged to drink water, up to 8 glasses a day as is stipulated by the National Alliance of Health."
The sugary water is also being used in water used in showers and toilets.
Mr Griggs said he there wasn't too much concern in the community about the amount of sugar being consumed.
"The upside overweighs the downside unless you have diabetes," he said.
In that case, Mr Griggs recommended local diabetics restrict their intake to four glasses.
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