(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water officially kicked off this year’s Drinking Water Week with an invitation for customers throughout Kansas City to “Protect the Source”. Drinking Water Week is a week-long event, from May 5th to May 11th, 2019.
KC Water, the American Water Works Association, and communities across the country will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in our daily lives. In 2018, KC Water produced an average of 94 million gallons of drinking water per day, enough water to fill approximately 145 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day.
“Drinking Water Week provides a great opportunity to focus on the various ways in which we can each protect our water source, the Missouri River and its tributaries,” said KC Water Director Terry Leeds.
This week in Kansas City, there will be a hosts of activities focused on caring for, utilizing and protecting tap water and it all begins with the source, the Missouri River. KC Water will be in the community sharing water bottles with customers. The Kansas City City Council will recognize Drinking Water Week with a special resolution and KC Water will release its newest water quality report.
“When we get to know our local drinking water sources, we come to understand that it is our duty as consumers and community stewards to protect and preserve them,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.
About Drinking Water Week:
For more than 40 years, American Water Works Association (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.
Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.
For more information, contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-513-0280, cell: 816-674-0211
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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.