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28Jul

Educating school-aged children about the water industry

Earlier this year, the curriculum director at a local elementary school, asked me if I would be willing to discuss water treatment with the third graders at her school. She said that they were learning about water treatment in their science class and they were excited to meet someone who works with water.

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08May

Happy Drinking Water Week!

This month, in honor of AWWA’s Drinking Water Week, we asked each of our staff members their thoughts on drinking water. Here is what they said:

Dawn: I am a “water baby” born in February; my sign is “Aquarius” and I have always been drawn to water.  When I was young, after a rain storm, if a drain was clogged you could find me with a stick trying to get the water flowing again.  Water is so many things in my life: sport, health, career, family fun — the list goes on and on.  When I think specifically about drinking water I think about how overlooked and taken for granted it is in the U.S.  I think of places that don’t have enough drinking water or adequate infrastructure. I think of the impact those deficiencies have on everything from the health to the economy of those communities.  I wonder how many Americans have ever pumped water from a well or carried water from a spring.  It hasn’t been that long since those were the only ways to get water into our homes.  How far we’ve come and how far we have to go to protect the mighty resource that is drinking water.  My hope is that the work we are doing is putting us farther down the path of protection.

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