AWWA kicks off Clean Water Week by celebrating that tap water is ‘there when you need it’

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Drinking Water Week 2022

“Tap water plays a vital role in our health, hygiene and hydration needs,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Water professionals, the infrastructure they work to design, create and maintain and the treatment process all work in harmony to ensure tap water is ‘there when you need it’. “

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and partners across North America kicked off Clean Water Week celebrations today by showcasing the different ways tap water is “there when you need it”. Drinking Water Week takes place this year from May 1 to 7.

AWWA observes Clean Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure needed to get it to and from homes and businesses, and the essential work that professionals of water complete 24 hours a day to ensure quality delivery of tap water.

“Tap water plays a vital role in meeting our daily health, hygiene and hydration needs,” said David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association. “Water professionals, the infrastructure they work to design, create and maintain and the treatment process all work in harmony to ensure tap water is ‘there when you need it’. “

To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, conservationists, schools and others across North America and beyond are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water services and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.

To help children understand the importance of their drinking water, AWWA has just released an educational activity book for children, available in English and Spanish, including a crossword puzzle, word scramble, Mad Libs, Eye Spy, a maze and word search and coloring pages. . Other Drinking Water Week materials can be downloaded from the AWWA website for this year’s Drinking Water Week celebration.

AWWA is sponsoring a Drinking Water Week Photo Contest to increase awareness and appreciation of safe, sustainable and affordable drinking water. The competition, which covers the entire Drinking Water Week, ends on May 7. Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo of a time when the water is “there when you need it” to enter the online contest. Participants earn points with additional engagements with AWWA’s social media platforms.

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About Drinking Water Week

For decades, the AWWA and its members have celebrated Clean Water Week, a unique opportunity for water professionals and the communities they serve to come together to recognize the vital role water plays in daily life. Free downloadable materials and additional information about Drinking Water Week can be found on the Drinking Water Week web page.

About AWWA

Founded in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit scientific and educational association dedicated to the management and treatment of water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and improve our quality of life.

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