Earth Day 2014: NAWC celebrates Earth Day Texas

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WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2014 -- To celebrate Earth Day 2014, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will sponsor one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the United States, Earth Day Texas, at the historic Fair Park in the city of Dallas this weekend.

Founded by Earth Day Texas, Inc. (EDTx) in 2010, the annual, outdoor festival aims to encourage residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle and raise awareness of how these lifestyle choices can benefit the environment, improve health and lower cost of living. Further, the free event seeks to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work.

On April 26, NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane will join the 'Water Infrastructure Panel' discussion at 12 p.m., along with other experts from the industry, including Ben Grumbles of the U.S. Water Alliance, Ken Kirk of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and Kevin Ward of the Trinity River Authority.

"As the association representing private water service providers, we're excited to sponsor Earth Day Texas as a platform to help bring much-needed attention to the critical water issues our nation faces, especially in Texas,” said Deane. "No individual, family or business can thrive without access to safe, reliable water service -- yet, many are unaware that our nation's aging infrastructure puts this at risk. Private sector investment in water is an essential part of the solution."

In addition to engaging with these experts on environmental issues, attendees will have the opportunity to also explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits (including an NAWC display) at the EDTx Eco Expo. Visit http://earthdaytx.org/ for more details on Earth Day Texas 2014.

See also:

"Earth Day 2014: American Water continues focus on creating green cities"

"Earth Day 2014: USDA supports rural water quality projects in 40 states, Puerto Rico"

About the NAWC

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is the voice of the private water industry and the organization exclusively representing this group of quality water service providers, innovation drivers, creative financiers and responsible partners. For more information, visit NAWC.org.

About Earth Day

Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 to raise awareness about the role each person can play to protect vital natural resources and safeguard the environment. Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, the event has expanded to include citizens and governments in more than 195 countries. For more information, visit www.earthday.org.

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