AWWA, Water Sector Celebrate Drinking Water Week

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals across the country kicked off Drinking Water Week, May 1.

Throughout the week, AWWA and the water community will celebrate Drinking Water Week with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”. Recognizing the vital role water plays in the daily lives of people everywhere, and the quality of life enjoyed because of it, focus during Drinking Water Week will be placed on ways in which water consumers can get to know and value their water supply and local water utility during this special week.

“AWWA and the water community have joined together for several decades to celebrate an important event in our industry, and that’s Drinking Water Week,” said David LaFrance, AWWA CEO. “We look forward to Drinking Water Week each year to assist consumers in understanding and appreciating their local water supply and water utility.”

To commemorate the week, water utilities, state agencies, environmental advocates and other interested groups will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations, staff events and community festivals. They will also provide their communities with vital information on how water consumers can better understand and appreciate their water.

Established in 1881, the AWWA is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating 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 enhance the quality of life. For more information visit

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