News | May 6, 2014

Water Community Urges Consumers To Drink Up During Drinking Water Week

As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across the country are highlighting the importance of drinking water daily.

Along with the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up effort, AWWA encourages consumers to understand the health benefits of drinking plenty of water every day. Drink Up works with stakeholders across the public and private sectors who are dedicated to encouraging people to drink more water more often.

“We wholeheartedly endorse the message of the Drink Up initiative to inspire others to understand the multifaceted benefits to drinking water daily,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “This effort aligns with this year’s Drinking Water Week theme since one of the primary responsibilities in getting to know our water is getting to know the health benefits of drinking it.”

About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 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 to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.

About The American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

SOURCE: The American Water Works Association