DENVER -- As Drinking Water Week concludes, 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.
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 the systems rely on needs to function properly.
“Now is the time to be aware of the critical issues currently affecting our water supply. Being aware of those issues aid us in ensuring we are doing all we can to protect them for the future,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.
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.
More information about water infrastructure investment is available on AWWA’s website.
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.