It's National Drinking Water Week

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Central Arkansas Water and partners throughout North America are celebrating National Drinking Water Week by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.”

Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. CAW is observing Drinking Water Week 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 critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock.

“Tap water continues to serve an integral role in meeting our daily hygiene needs during the coronavirus pandemic,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “Water 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. Coming off an historic winter storm in Arkansas, it is good to know that not only was CAW prepared to deal with the unprecedented event, but that the system was never shut down and no boil notices were ever issued for our customers. We were ready for the storm, just like utilities all around the country.

For several decades, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. You can learn more about drinking water week by visiting www.drinktap.org.