May 10, 2017

Water Community Celebrates Drinking Water Week

AWWA advocates for 2017 theme “Your Water – To Know it Is to Love it.”

Drinking Water Week focuses on consumer water usage

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and water professionals across North America are kicking off Drinking Water Week with the theme “Your Water – To Know it Is to Love it.”

AWWA and the water community will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and water infrastructure at home and in the community.

To commemorate the week, water utilities, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and other stakeholders will celebrate drinking water through public presentations, staff events, and community festivals, and will provide information on how water consumers can understand and appreciate their water.

“This year’s Drinking Water Week will motivate water consumers to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “We should all know how to find and fix leaks, care for our home’s pipes and support our utility’s investment in water infrastructure.”

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