Sep 19, 2013

Water Community Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

AWWA members to pay tribute to the contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community

AWWA Hispanic Heritage Month

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to 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.