Drinking Water Week 2013: AWWA, water community recognize importance of drinking water
The American Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week 2013 by asking, "What do you know about H2O"?
Throughout the week, AWWA and partners across the water community will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention on the ways in which all water consumers can get to know their H2O.
"Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time to focus on the role we all play in understanding and caring for our water supplies and systems," said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. "Let's use this opportunity to help protect all of our communities' health and vitality by learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water."
To commemorate the occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates and others will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations and community festivals. They will also provide their communities with important tips for protecting water quality within our own homes and learning more about how drinking water is regulated and delivered.
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week -- a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.
Founded in 1881, the American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational association committed to the safety and improvement of water quality and supply. Focusing its work in four strategic areas, Knowledge Creation and Exchange, Leadership and Advocacy, Member Engagement and Development, and Organizational Stewardship, AWWA unites the full spectrum of the water community to advance water management, education and science and to advocate for smart water policies.