DENVER -- The American Water Works Association and the water community today kicked off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). Throughout the month, AWWA and its members will pay tribute to the many contributions the Hispanic-Latino community has made to the water community, the nation and the world.
“The vibrant and active Hispanic-Latino community is a key part of the history and achievement of our water sector,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the many Latino leaders within our water community, past and present, for their tireless commitment to ensuring public health, protecting the environment, sustaining our economy and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens.”
To commemorate the occasion, AWWA and its members will celebrate with events and other activities at public and private water and wastewater utilities across the U.S., highlighting the critical role the Hispanic-Latino community has played in the history of the water community.
About Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of U.S. citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Additional information is available on the Hispanic Heritage Month website.
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.