If it’s good enough for Michael Morse, it’s good enough for Chuck Schumer! (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), head of the planning committee, has responded, assuring the utility that clean, fresh D.C. tap water will be available “just as it is in the Capitol every day.”

Fizzy Saratoga Spring Water is being offered, he wrote, because “[a]ttendees at prior Inaugural Luncheons have requested sparkling water.”

Head over to In the Loop for more, including D.C. Water’s response.