Drinking Water Week, we have a chance to not just appreciate and continue to care for the water on our planet, but also become better educated and aware of ways we all can be involved in the process of producing safe drinking water. With knowledge, we can celebrate the roles in which water is vital to carrying out everyday life.
From May 4th to May 10th, the American Water Works Association will be promoting interactions in communities across the country to encourage the theme “What do you know about H20?” For more than 35 years the American Water Works Association 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 our daily lives. And although we interact with water every day, whether it is apparent or not, there’s still a lot that folks might not know.
For instance, did you know that each American uses on average about 100 gallons of water per day? Do you know the process that water goes through so that you can use it (our Journey of Water video can help)? During Drinking Water Week it’s important to learn and pass on the knowledge.
Here are some additional places to find information so you can enhance what you know about H20:
- What is water used for- http://www.amwater.com/Learning-Center/Water-101/what-is-water-used-for.html
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) page on Drinking Water Week- http://water.epa.gov/drink/drinkingwaterweek/
- Our Learning Center page- http://www.amwater.com/learning-center/index.html
- Learn more about your water through annual local water quality reports. American Water customers can access their Water Quality Report by zip code on our website at http://www.amwater.com/customer-service/water-quality-reports.html
The American Water Works Association, EPA, and water service providers work within communities to help educate and inform consumers almost every day of the year, and it is likely that organizations in your local community are taking part in special events or discussions for Drinking Water Week. I urge you to participate in at least one Drinking Water Week gathering, and share what you learned so that others can benefit as well.