AWWA Celebrates Tap Water as 'Lean, Clean, and Green'

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the authoritative resource on safe water, today kicked off Drinking Water Week 2009, an annual celebration of the most precious natural resource.

“Drinking Water Week is an opportunity for Americans to think about what water means to each of us,” said AWWA President Mike Leonard. “A safe and reliable water supply is central to our daily lives, and we enjoy some of the highest quality water in the world. This week is a great time to celebrate our drinking water and renew our commitment to keeping it safe.”

Throughout the week, AWWA will highlight  “Only Tap Water Delivers,” drawing special attention to drinking water quality, water efficiency and conservation, and the importance of water infrastructure.

Water utilities, environmental advocates, and others will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations, and community festivals. They also will provide their communities with important tips for protecting water supplies and conserving resources.

“Tap water is lean, clean and green,” Leonard said. “It’s lean in that it’s a zero-calorie choice to keep us healthy and hydrated. It’s clean because dedicated water professionals treat our drinking water and constantly monitor it, ensuring that it lives up to high water quality standards. And our tap water is ‘green’ in that it encourages the protection of our watersheds and does not require a bottle.”

For more than 30 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week. Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe water in North America. It has more than 60,000 members worldwide and its 4,500 utility members serve 80 percent of the U.S. population.

Download Center

  • Monitoring and Reporting on Air Emissions for Regulators and the Real World

    When it comes to managing compliance and regulatory issues surrounding air emissions, there are no easy jobs. With interviews from practitioners from American Electric Power, Red Cedar Gathering, Trinity Consultants, and Cority, this eBook provides practical advice to advance your air emissions monitoring and reporting programs.

  • What Every EHS Professional Should Know About ESG

    Join experts from Arcadis and Cority on April 27th to learn the most common ESG reporting frameworks and how technology can help you improve reporting efficiency, identify areas for improvement, and create defensible audit trails.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Read the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get an unbiased comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • RFP Template for Waste Management Software

    Learn the essential questions to ask when evaluating waste management software solutions with this free, ready-to-use RFP template

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

Featured Webinar