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Posted on: May 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] National Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week

The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department, the American Water Works Association and the water community across North America will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives. Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting it at its source.

Throughout the week of May 5-May 11, we will be observing Drinking Water Week with our community by inviting customers to our Administration office for free treats all week long from Noon-2PM. 

“Drinking Water Week is a special opportunity to shine a light on all of the ways we can protect our water source and ensure it is there for future generations,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “When we, as consumers and community stewards, learn about and gain an appreciation for our drinking water sources, it becomes easy to understand the importance of protecting them.” To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools and other stakeholders will celebrate the importance of drinking water through presentations, events and festivals to provide information on how consumers can understand and appreciate their water. 

If you and your family and friends are looking for ways to celebrate Drinking Water Week, try out some of the activities below: 

1) Plant a Tree
2) Go on a Water Plant Tour
3) Bury a Time Capsule
4) Volunteer at your local botanic garden
5) Plan a community clean-up 

The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department will also host water plant tours, throughout the months of May and June, at out Murfreesboro Water Resources Recovery Facility (MWRRF) and our Stones River Water Treatment Plant. For more information about tours, contact Joe Russell at 615-848-3222 or email to schedule a tour today. 

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 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. 

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