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Welcome to "Drinking Water Week"

Posted: Updated: May 6, 2013 03:45 PM

MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The American Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week 2013 across North America Monday by asking the question "What do you know about H2O?"

Throughout the week, AWWA and partners across the water community will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention on the ways in which all water consumers can get to know their H2O.

"Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time to focus on the role we all play in understanding and caring for our water supplies and systems," said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. "Let's use this opportunity to help protect all of our communities' health and vitality by learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water."

To commemorate the occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates and others will celebrate drinking water through various events. They will also provide their communities with important tips for protecting water quality within our own homes and learning more about how drinking water is regulated and delivered.

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 35 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 to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

"The City of Monroe Water System is proud to join in celebrating Annual National Water Week by making customers aware of the safe and potable drinking water provided throughout the communities we serve," Water Treatment Superintendent Sean Benton.

The City of Monroe Water System will commemorate the week with the following activities.

  • Community Outreach- Sickle Cell Anemia Run/Walk – Saturday, May 4, 2013 8AM – 10:30AM
  • Tap Water Day- Monday, May 6, 2013
  • Open House / Snowballs - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Noon – 2PM
    Water Treatment Plant, 2401 North 10th Street, Monroe, LA
  • Landmark Rededication- Friday May 10, 2013 10AM
    Powell Elevated Tank, 3011 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA
    Ribbon Cutting and renaming of Powell Tank
    New Name: Warhawk Water Tower
  • Source Water Clean-up- Saturday, May 11, 2013 8AM – 12PM
    Cleaning of floating debris in Bayou DeSiard. The clean-up will begin at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe Avenue ending at the bayou pump station located on Levee Drive.
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