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KC Water Recognizes Water Professionals during Drinking Water Week

Posted on May 8, 2020

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water commends the hardworking men and women who ensure tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week, May 3-9 this year.

KC Water and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) observe Drinking Water Week 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 important work of water professionals behind the scenes.

Reliable water service used for hygiene, hydration and cooking is critical to our health and safety especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am very proud of our KC Water associates who continue to do their jobs to provide quality water services. We are taking safety measures to protect our workers and the public. I thank all essential workers who report to work daily,” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.

“During these difficult times, we reflect on the heroic work of health professionals and first responders who place themselves in harm’s way to keep us all healthy and safe,” said AWWA President Jim Williams. “I’ve referred to the water profession as a “vocation of distinction” before. In these difficult times, it is also a vocation of heroism.”

To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools and other stakeholders throughout North America and beyond encourage consumers to understand and appreciate their drinking water.

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 40 years, 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.

 About AWWA:

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 and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource.

For more information, contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, 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.

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