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Mount Pleasant Waterworks Kicks off Drinking Water Week by Celebrating Tap Water

May 5, 2020

Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) kicked off Drinking Water Week by encouraging consumers to recognize their tap water is “There When You Need It”. Drinking Water Week is May 3-9 this year.

MPW and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will observe 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 important work of water professionals “behind the scenes”.

“With so much changing around us nowadays, it is comforting to know that our tap water is readily available for hygienic and drinking purposes,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Even during the coronavirus pandemic, water professionals across North America continue to report to work to collect, treat and distribute water to ensure the health and safety of their communities.”

"To watch the men and women of MPW step up to the challenges faced as a result of this pandemic has been inspiring," added Clay Duffie, general manager at MPW. "I couldn't be more proud of the professionals on our team who never missed a beat in making sure our customers have clean water when they turn on the tap."   

To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and other stakeholders throughout North America and beyond will encourage consumers to understand and appreciate their drinking water.

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 40 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 in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. For more information, visit https://www.awwa.org/Events-Education/Drinking-Water-Week

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