Image: incubaker.com/tank/2007/07/tynant-water-bottle/A shocking statistic: Nearly 40 percent of bottled water comes from the tap. This local resource is often trucked out of state to feed corporate coffers, after being sold back to consumers at an astronomical profit. Corporate Accountability International’s Carolyn Auwaerter tells the story behind such familiar brand names as Dasani and Aquafina, and explains the thinking behind Mayor Nickels’ decision to stop purchasing bottled water for city facilities and events. Washington State possesses some of the best tap water in the country: Are we being made to pay for it? Come to this talk and find out. Think Outside the Bottle: Protecting Washington’s Drinking WaterThe Alley Upstairs, above Cafe Allegro, 4214 University Way N.E., 633-3030. Thursday, January 22, 7 p.m.Free.Interested in more foodie events? Look here.