Drinking Water Week 2015: AWWA, water community urge infrastructure upkeep as week ends
As Drinking Water Week 2015 concludes (held May 3-9), the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water and how to protect it into the future.
DENVER, CO, May 8, 2015 -- As Drinking Water Week 2015 concludes (held May 3-9), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water and how to protect it into the future.
North America's water systems are critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality, fire protection, and quality of life. However, current trends in population, economic growth, energy, climate, and pollution are affecting water usage and the critical infrastructure that systems rely on to function properly.
"Now is the time to be aware of the critical issues currently affecting our water supply," said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. "Being aware of those issues aid us in ensuring we are doing all we can to protect them for the future."
As our current water systems are in need of repair and even replacement, there is hope in addressing the issue. Taking care of them proactively and investing in them is the smart decision to provide for future generations.
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association 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. For more information, click here.