AWWA Encourages Getting to Know Local H20 as Drinking Water Week Concludes

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As Drinking Water Week comes to an end, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging water consumers to get to know their local H2O.

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"Whether your drinking water source is an aquifer, stream, lake or reservoir, we hope everyone uses Drinking Water Week as an opportunity to learn about and gain an appreciation for their drinking water source," said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.

As Drinking Water Week comes to an end, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging water consumers to get to know their local H2O.

Finding information about local water is simple. As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities must provide customers with an annual water quality report, also called a consumer confidence report (CCR). A CCR identifies the quality of local drinking water and if any contaminants are detected and if so, which ones. Also available in the report is information on a community’s local source for drinking water.

Additionally, information on local source water is available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “How’s My Waterway?”. Canadians can find similar information through Health Canada.

“Drinking Water Week highlights a vital piece of our daily lives," said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. "Whether your drinking water source is an aquifer, stream, lake or reservoir, we hope everyone uses Drinking Water Week as an opportunity to learn about and gain an appreciation for their drinking water source.”

More information about local water sources is available on DrinkTap.org.

About Drinking Water Week
For more than 40 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 in recognizing the vital role water plays in 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 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

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