AWWA and Water Professionals Holding Special Events Across North America to Commemorate Drinking Water Week

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As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are celebrating with special events focused on helping consumers to get to know and value their water supply and their local water utility.

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“This is a great time to convey the important message of the week in a fun and festive atmosphere to a variety of audiences – the public, children, staff members and the community in general," said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.

As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are celebrating with special events focused on helping consumers to get to know and value their water supply and their local water utility.

To commemorate this week, water utilities, state agencies, environmental advocates and other interested groups are celebrating drinking water through school events, staff events, public presentations and community festivals.

“We can show our appreciation for our drinking water by celebrating Drinking Water Week,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “This is a great time to convey the important message of the week in a fun and festive atmosphere to a variety of audiences – the public, children, staff members and the community in general.”

AWWA will join in the festivities this week by hosting several special events at its headquarters in Denver and raising funds for the Association’s Student & Young Professional Programs. 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 webpage.

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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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