The City of Moline kicked off Drinking Water Week by encouraging consumers to recognize their tap water is “There When You Need It”. Drinking Water Week is May 3-9 this year. The City of Moline and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will observe Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals “behind the scenes”. “With so much changing around
us nowadays, it is comforting to know that our tap water is readily available
for hygienic and drinking purposes,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Even during
the coronavirus pandemic, water professionals across North America continue to
report to work to collect, treat and distribute water to ensure the health and
safety of their communities.” To commemorate the week, water
utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates,
schools and other stakeholders throughout North America and beyond will
encourage consumers to understand and appreciate their drinking water.
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 40 years, AWWA 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 daily lives. Free materials for download and additional information
are available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.