May 09, 2017

Water Community Celebrates Drinking Water Week

AWWA advocates for 2017 theme “Your Water – To Know it Is to Love it.”

2017 Drinking Water Week celebrates tap water

Water professionals across North America kicked off Drinking Water Week with the theme “Your Water – To Know it Is to Love it.”

The water community celebrates Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. Focus is placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and water infrastructure at home and in the community.

To commemorate the week, water utilities, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and other stakeholders celebrate drinking water through public presentations, staff events, and community festivals, and will provide information on how water consumers can understand and appreciate their water.

“This year’s Drinking Water Week will motivate water consumers to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water,” said American Water Works Assn. CEO David LaFrance. “We should all know how to find and fix leaks, care for our home’s pipes and support our utility’s investment in water infrastructure.”