Warren Water kicked off this year’s National Drinking Water Week with an invitation to “Protect the Source” throughout Warren County and across the region.
Warren Water, the American Water Works Association and water utilities nationwide will celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 6-12) by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives. Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting its source.
In celebration of Drinking Water Week, Warren Water invited all fourth-grade classes in Warren County to step outside and create chalk art. Chalk art that encompasses the theme “Protecting the Source and/or How Water is Essential to Life.” All pictures submitted will be posted on Warren Water’s Facebook page for the community to vote on their favorite chalk art creation with a like and/or comment.
“We can’t minimize the importance of a healthy water supply in our daily lives. National Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity to recognize this valuable resource and service,” said John Dix, WCWD General Manager. “Warren Water encourages customers to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water and help us protect our water supply. Let’s raise awareness together by posting ways to protect the source on social media and share all these chalk art creations by fourth graders from across the county! Vote during National Drinking Water Week. Remember to tag Warren Water.”
National Drinking Water Week 2018 Campaign, which is hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is a national advocacy event designed to focus on issues associated with drinking water, including making sure that individuals have fresh, safe tap water and knowledge of how valuable the resource is in their daily lives. Tap water plays a critical role in the success of society, from meeting basic public health needs by providing safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, to promoting dental health and supporting industrial, agricultural, medical, and recreational activities.
“We are proud of our team at Warren Water who work around the clock to bring safe, reliable water to residences and businesses, testing the water 130,000 times a month to ensure quality,” Dix added, “This week gives us the opportunity to recognize their commitment to customers and quality service.”