The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has launched a new section of its Web site -- the Consumer Water Center. Located on the AWWA home page under "Our Community," the Center was designed to give consumers information and resources needed to increase knowledge of drinking water issues.
The newly designed Web pages are divided into General Information, Security, and Youth Education categories — each containing information addressing the needs of consumers. Conservation tips and resources, security information, and water science projects are topics included within the categories.
"As we strive to make the best possible use of this vital resource, it's necessary that consumers have access to information on safe drinking water," said Jack Hoffbuhr, executive director of AWWA. "Our Consumer Water Center not only answers consumer's questions, but it also provides resources and information on how to protect and conserve water."
This new section of AWWA's Web site is located at www.awwa.org/advocacy/learn .
Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe drinking water in North America. AWWA has over 56,000 members worldwide and its 4,500 utility members serve 80 percent of America's population. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community.