Drinking Water Week Highlights Importance of 'Local H2O'
EPA and Health Canada provide source water information
As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and water professionals across North America are highlighting the importance of getting to know your local water resources.
“We all agree that water is an essential element in our daily lives, but many of us can’t say for certain where our tap water comes from,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Drinking Water Week is a great opportunity to find out whether you’re drinking water from a lake, stream or centuries-old underground aquifer.”
Source water information is available from many places, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s watershed tool and the Health Canada website. However, the single best source of information is water providers. AWWA encourages customers to contact their local utilities to learn more about their water resources and the process that delivers water to homes and businesses in the community. Information about groundwater quality and ways to help protect local water sources from pollution also may be available.
By learning more about local water sources, customers and water providers can work together to be sure they are available for generations to come.