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The American Water Works Association-sponsored Drinking Water Week offers consumers an opportunity to recognize the hardworking people performing various roles ensuring tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year.
Pueblo Water and partners throughout North America are observing 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.”
“To some, the efforts necessary to provide reliable, high quality water largely go unnoticed. To the highly skilled water professionals who have accepted the responsibility of providing customers with their most precious resource, those efforts are revered and the opportunity to perform them is relished,” Pueblo Water Executive Director Seth Clayton said. “For they know the impact that all of us in the water community have on people’s lives, not only today but for generations to come.”
Whether it’s an engineer designing a capital project, an operator ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water or a member of a pipe crew maintaining the infrastructure in our community, water professionals work around the clock to ensure tap water is there when you need it.
“The coronavirus pandemic continues to make evident the hard work performed by the people in the water sector,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “The work they are performing throughout the pandemic, often sacrificing time with their family, is nothing short of heroic. I am proud to be associated with them.”
To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and others throughout North America and beyond are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.
For several decades, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a special opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.
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Pueblo Water’s Mission is to provide the highest quality water at the lowest possible cost. We are equally committed to the workforce that helps achieve that goal. We strive to maintain a professional environment that encourages and recognizes teamwork, individual contribution, and the integrity of each employee while providing the opportunity for all to grow within the organization.