Drinking Water Week
St. Cloud is observing Drinking Water Week by encouraging community members to learn about the critical infrastructure that transports water from collection to treatment to consumers to ensure access to safe drinking water. 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. Free materials for download and additional information about Drinking Water Week are available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.
Delivering Drinking Water
It takes a lot to deliver just about any high-quality product, and our drinking water is no exception. Consider the intricate maze of pipes buried underground; treatment plants and equipment like pipes, pumps, storage basins and treatment supplies; engineers designing infrastructure; crews fixing water main breaks and lab workers ensuring the safety and quality of your tap water.
There are an estimated two million miles of water mains across North America. These water mains are aging, and increased investment is necessary to assure they can reliably deliver safe water to homes and businesses. It is vital for public health, safety, the economy and our everyday life to keep water, the lifeblood of our communities, flowing.
Celebrating Drinking Water
To commemorate the week, take a minute to think about the people, pipes, and cutting-edge water treatment that keep great tasting, high quality water flowing in St. Cloud – all day, every day.