American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA and water community urge consumers to understand their water `from source to tap` during Drinking Water Week


DENVER -- As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are highlighting the importance of understanding their water supply from source to tap.

Every day, millions of people in North America turn on their faucets but give little thought to the water that flows out. How does water get from its initial source, through the treatment process and then out of the faucet? Also, who are the professionals that are responsible for treating and distributing drinking water? What federal organizations regulate and set the laws to protect our drinking water supply? Discovering the answers to these important questions is a valuable part in understanding our drinking water.

“Drinking Water Week is an important time to understand our drinking water – from source to tap,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “To understand the process is to truly appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into ensuring it’s safe and distributed to millions.”

The best way to find out more about drinking water is by contacting your local utility. More information on water can also be found on

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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