AWWA and water community celebrate Drinking Water Week with special events held across North America


DENVER -- As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America will celebrate with special events focused on getting to know drinking water and the local drinking water supply.

To commemorate this week, water utilities, environmental advocates and other interested groups will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations and community festivals. They will also provide their communities with vital information on how water consumers can get to know their H₂O.

“It’s important we show our appreciation for our drinking water by celebrating its value through special activities meant to bring awareness about Drinking Water Week. This is the opportune time to convey our message about drinking water to others but also to commemorate this important week of celebration,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.

AWWA will join in the festivities in celebrating this important week by hosting several special events at its headquarters office in Denver to raise funds for the Association’s scholarship program. All of the events during Drinking Water Week will center on assisting employees in understanding drinking water and its value in our daily lives.

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 and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association 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 our quality of life.

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