Columbia Water invites customers to ‘Protect the Source’ during 2018 Drinking Water Week

Columbia Water today kicked off this year’s Drinking Water Week with an invitation to “Protect the Source” throughout our water service territory.

Columbia Water, 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 our 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.

“When we get to know our local drinking water sources, we come to understand that it is our duty as consumers and community stewards to protect and preserve them,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “Drinking Water Week provides a great opportunity to learn the various ways in which we can each protect our source water so it’s available for future generations.”

To commemorate the week, Columbia Water will have displays set up at their two bill payment locations, Washington Square and the Eau Claire Print Building, with information about ways that our customers can help keep pollution out of our local streams and rivers. It’s those first steps that individuals can take that makes a huge impact on our water quality downstream.

“At Columbia Water, we celebrate Drinking Water Week every day. Water cleanliness and conservation are always at the forefront of what we do,” said Joey Jaco, Director of Utilities for Columbia Water.  “We recognize how important water quality is because the cleaner our water is at the source, the easier it is to provide high-quality drinking water to our customers.”

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 40 years, 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. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.


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