April 28, 2010

Drinking Water Week, May 2-8

by Bob Murphy

Drinking Water Week, the annual celebration of the world’s most precious resource, begins Sunday, May 2.

“Drinking Water Week is an opportunity for North Americans to think about what water means to each of us,” said AWWA President Craig Woolard. “A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, supports business and investment, and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression.”

Most Americans do not realize how exceptional it is to have a source of clean drinking water at the turn of a tap. It is still  estimated that over 1.1 billion people rely on unsafe drinking-water sources.

For more information contact:

American Water Works Association

Water Environment Federation

Water for People

World Health Organization

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