Drinking Water Week is May 1-7 this year. Fairfax Water is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock to ensure the delivery of quality tap water. “At Fairfax Water, we are committed to being there when you need it," said Fairfax Water General Manager Jamie Hedges. "Drinking Water Week is a great time to celebrate this commitment and give thanks to all of our dedicated employees who work 24/7/365 to make it happen."
For several decades, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. “Tap water plays an integral role in meeting our daily health, hygiene, and hydration needs,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “Water sector professionals, the infrastructure they work to design, create and maintain and the treatment process all work in harmony to ensure safe tap water is ‘There When You Need It.’”
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.
Check out the links below to learn more about Fairfax Water and the water we serve:
- These children's activity sheets teach children the importance of drinking water.
- Want to learn more about water quality? Visit https://www.fairfaxwater.org/water-quality.
- How is your water treated? Take a tour of our Corbalis Treatment Plant!
- Work for Water--view our career opportunities here.