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National Drinking Water Awareness Week

It’s about our water! Drinking Water Awareness Week, held the first week of May each year, is an opportunity to increase public awareness of and cultivate involvement and proactive participation to address public and private drinking water issues. A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment, and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. Water resources, which are extremely critical, are often taken for granted.

Community organizations, businesses and schools are encouraged to consider organizing outdoor events and activities designed to engage the public in ways that encourage personal stewardship, resource conservation and care. Water-conservation tips include turning off water while brushing one’s teeth; installing water-efficient appliances; monitoring lawn hydration to prevent overwatering; and helping to preserve the quality of useable water by minimizing or eliminating potentially harmful pesticides and fertilizers.

For more information, call 800-551-7379, or visit awwa.org or eeinsc.org.

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