Every day, millions of people in North America turn on their faucets but give little thought to the water that flows out. How does water get from its initial source, through the treatment process and then out of the faucet? Also, who are the professionals that are responsible for treating and distributing drinking water? What federal organizations regulate and set the laws to protect our drinking water supply? Discovering the answers to these important questions is a valuable part in understanding our drinking water.
“Drinking Water Week is an important time to understand our drinking water — from source to tap,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “To understand the process is to truly appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into ensuring it’s safe and distributed to millions.”
More information on water can also be found on Drinktap.org.