(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water joined Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James in celebrating the City Proclamation of Drinking Water Week.
In a ceremony today at City Hall, Mayor James officially declared May 5-11, of 2019 as Drinking Water Week in the city of Kansas City. The Proclamation stated;
“WHEREAS, water is Kansas City’s most important natural resource, essential for public health, fire protection, quality of life, and even for life itself; and
WHEREAS, any measure of a successful community – low mortality rates, economic growth, public health, diversity, productivity, and public safety – is related to access to safe water; and
WHEREAS, Kansas Citians are privileged that the Missouri River – one of the most bountiful sources of fresh water in the world – is its primary source of water; and
WHEREAS, nearly 900 Water associates serve as stewards of Missouri River water by treating and distributing it to more than 460,000 Kansas City residents and 32 wholesale customers in the greater Kansas City area; and
WHEREAS, KC Water treats about 90 million gallons of water every day and delivers it over 320 square miles of Kansas City via 2,800 miles of pipeline; and
WHEREAS, every Kansas Citian is called to use water wisely and to help protect the Missouri River and its tributaries from pollution; and
WHEREAS, the entire community is called to be aware of challenges to the source of drinking water on behalf of each other, citizens across the region, and future generations;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May 5-11, 2019, as Drinking Water Week; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof; and that a copy hereof be presented to KC Water with the recognition of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the dedication and service of KC Water associates.”
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 webpage.
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.