There When You Need It - Drinking Water Week May 1-7
Monday, May 02, 2022
Medford Water and other organizations throughout North America are observing Drinking Water Week, May 1-7, 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.
Whether it’s an engineer designing a capital project, an operator ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water, or a member of a pipe crew maintaining the infrastructure in our community, water professionals work around the clock to ensure tap water is there when you need it.
“Tap water plays an integral role in meeting our daily health, hygiene and hydration needs,” said American Water Works Association (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance. “Water sector professionals, the infrastructure they work to design, create and maintain and the treatment process all work in harmony to ensure safe tap water is ‘There When You Need It.’”
To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools and others throughout North America and beyond are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.
For several decades, AWWA and its members have celebrated this 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.