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KC Water Celebrates AWWA’s Drinking Water Week 2021

Posted on May 3, 2021

This Year’s Theme: “There When You Need It”

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water joins water professionals across the country to celebrate Drinking Water Week.  This year’s theme is “There When You Need It.”

KC Water is observing Drinking Water Week, May 2nd – 8th, 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.

“KC Water knows how valuable water is from the tap. We hope others take this week to think about how important water infrastructure is and to appreciate the employees who do their jobs to get quality water to you,” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.

To commemorate the week, KC Water released the annual water quality report and will be in the community sharing reusable water bottles encouraging customers to drink tap water.

“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.’”

About Drinking Water Week

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. Free materials for download and additional information about Drinking Water Week are available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.

For more information, please contact Heather Frierson, Media Relations Coordinator, at, 816-513-0280.


KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area.  KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.

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