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Drinking Water Week is May 5-11, 2019

May 05, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

The MWA celebrated National Drinking Water Week (May 5-11) by honoring its employees on Water Professionals Appreciation Day on May 6, which is one of the highlights of the week.

The first full week in May each year is designated in the water industry as national Drinking Water Week. During this time, water utilities across the country – and the communities they serve – celebrate the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

This year’s Drinking Water Week theme is “Protect the Source,” which is referring to the importance of protecting natural resources, such as those water sources that provide communities with clean, safe drinking water.

Drinking Water Week is designated as May 5-11, 2019. In Georgia, thanks to a resolution passed by the State Legislature a few years ago, each Monday of Drinking Water Week (May 6 this year) is recognized as Water Professionals Appreciation Day.

“We estimate that at least 10,000 people in Georgia are involved in the water industry,” says Pam Burnett, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. “In many communities in Georgia, the public water system is one of the largest employers and the backbone of the local economy.”

The MWA employees a little more than 220 employees, working in various capacities at the Headquarters Campus on Second Street, the Support Services Complex on MLK, the water and wastewater treatment and laboratory facilities, in the field and all across the community.

MWA celebrated National Drinking Water Week this year by honoring “the dedicated service of our employees” with a cookout for lunch on Water Professionals Appreciation Day, Monday May 6.

Since 1988, Drinking Water Week has been an annual celebration facilitated by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The week-long observance was declared via a joint U.S. Congressional Resolution signed by President Reagan.

For more information on National Drinking Water Week, check out the “Learn More” link below.

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