In 1988, AWWA brought Drinking Water Week to the attention of the U.S. Government and formed a coalition along with the League of Women Voters, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Rep. Robert Roe and Sen. Dennis DeConcini subsequently sponsored a resolution to name the first week of May as Drinking Water Week, and the week-long observance was declared in a joint congressional resolution signed by then-President Ronald Reagan.
Drinking Water Week 2023
The City of Edmond and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, a decades-long tradition led by the American Water Works Association. Taking place May 7-13 this year, Drinking Water Week is a celebration recognizing the vital role water plays in everyday life for both water professionals and the communities they serve.
The City of Edmond is observing Drinking Water Week by inviting the public to learn about how truly vital clean, safe water is in daily life and its role in protecting public health and the environment now and in the future. This year, Drinking Water Week encourages participants to recognize and honor the critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock to deliver quality tap water while bolstering resilience for water in the future.
On April 10th, 2023 Mayor Darrell Davis signed a proclamation for Water Conservation Month and Drinking Water Week. “WHEREAS, from May 7-13, 2023, the City of Edmond wishes to continue encouraging its residents and neighboring communities to help protect our source waters from pollution and practice water conservation in recognition of Drinking Water Week”
"Access to clean, safe drinking water is vital to our daily health, hygiene, and hydration," said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. "Professionals in the water sector work tirelessly to ensure we have affordable access to the high-quality water we need to strengthen our everyday life and broader communities today and in the future."
To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and others throughout North America and beyond encourage consumers to learn more about the importance of water services and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.
We are inviting residents to review our Water Resources 2022 Annual Report to see how we continue to provide safe water to your tap. Stay tuned for more information on Edmond’s water system.