AWWA and water community highlight theme `What do you know about H2O?` during Drinking Water Week

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DENVER -- The American Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week across North America today by asking the question “What do you know about H2O?”

Throughout the week, AWWA and water community partners will celebrate the value of water by learning about the role it plays in our daily lives and in the quality of life we enjoy because of it. Special attention will be given to the ways in which water consumers can get to know their H2O during this special week.

“Once again, AWWA and the water community are joining together to celebrate Drinking Water Week,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “Put simply, we continue to celebrate Drinking Water Week each year because drinking water is an invaluable part of our lives that deserves our full focus and attention.”

To commemorate the 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.

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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