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Pouring in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 22, 2021

(Left to right) Water Operator Tony Hill and General Manager Allan Clum 

Travelers passing by the Children’s Circle fountain at the Venning and Rifle Range Road roundabout in Mount Pleasant will enjoy a rosy view starting today, Friday, October 22. Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) poured pink in the fountain water in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Onlookers will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique sight through the end of the month.

Are you wondering why a water utility is joining in on an educational awareness campaign about breast cancer? Most Mount Pleasant residents know MPW as their water and sewer service provider. They understand the utility’s commitment to delivering high quality water and providing reliable wastewater services. What may be less obvious is its focus on protecting the health of its customers and those who work in, and visit, the vibrant coastal community.

General Manager Allan Clum reflected on MPW’s 86-year history and its connection to town residents by way of providing clean drinking water or careers in the water industry.

“All of us at Mount Pleasant Waterworks view our customers and coworkers as family,” shared Clum. “They are the reason we constantly seek innovative solutions to industry-wide water resource challenges like sustainability, aging infrastructure, and talent recruitment. We understand deeply that reliable access to clean drinking water is a matter of public health.”

This sentiment of civic responsibility is what moved MPW to proudly support the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s month-long effort to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

“The pink fountain water is our way of showing respect to those impacted by breast cancer, as well as encouraging everyone to learn more about the disease,” said Clum.

About Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Each year in October, individuals and organizations join to educate others about the disease, raise donations for mammograms, and support survivors through stories. For more information, visit  https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Special thanks to local Mount Pleasant resident Tommy Knisley for inspiring the idea to go pink!

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