In 1988, the AWWA joined with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the League of Women Voters, and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators to form a coalition to bring attention to the nation's drinking water supply. With the help of Representative Robert Roe and Senator Dennis DeConcini, who sponsored a joint resolution, Congress named the first week of May as National Drinking Water Week.
Today, thousands of citizens from across the United States and Canada celebrate National Drinking Water Week. Public and private water utilities sponsor many fun activities and provide a wide array of educational services to their customers. Water tasting contests, tours of water treatment facilities, and storytelling are just a few of the ways communities celebrate this important event.
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