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It’s Drinking Water Week!

The district joins in celebrating Drinking Water Week, an annual observance led by the American Water Works Association. Taking place May 5-11 this year, Drinking Water Week serves to highlight the importance of safe drinking water and recognize the tireless efforts of local water professionals who ensure its availability.

This year’s observance coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Passed in 1974, the SDWA set strong water quality standards for the nation’s drinking water and established a regulatory framework to safeguard the public health and safety of U.S. citizens.

This Drinking Water Week, we encourage everyone to:

  • Learn more about the local drinking water journey – where it comes from, how it’s delivered and the work done to ensure drinking water quality.
  • Advocate for and support initiatives that ensure adequate funding and resources for water infrastructure and professional development.
  • Recognize water professionals and their role in ensuring that safe water reaches every tap.
  • Find new ways to use your water efficiently.
  • Participate in a local river clean up.

Free materials for download and additional information about Drinking Water Week are available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.

Celebrate Drinking Water Week by advocating for water infrastructure investment.