I share Diana Lambdin Meyer’s concern regarding the lack of water fountains in secured areas of KCI noted in “The Watchdog” (6/25, Local, “Parched KCI passengers go thirsty”). Joe McBride, representing the Kansas City Aviation Department, did not solve the problem with his cavalier comment that bottled water is available. Many of us do not wish to purchase oversized bottles of water. And what about travelers who might need a quick drink of water to prevent choking?
I appreciate the expense that installing water fountains might entail after the airport’s renovation, but why not choose an acceptable, less expensive answer? The Aviation Department could install water coolers and small cups for the secure areas of the airport.
This may not be a perfect answer, but it is far better than McBride’s response.