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Water community encourages “getting to know your H2O” during Drinking Water Week 2013

ANKENY, Iowa – Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) joins American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the entire water community in kicking off Drinking Water Week 2013 across North America by asking the question “what do you know about H2O”?

Throughout the week, ABC, AWWA, and partners across the water community will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention on the ways in which all water consumers can get to know their H2O.

“Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time to focus on the role we all play in understanding and caring for our water supplies and systems,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Let’s use this opportunity to help protect all of our communities’ health and vitality by learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water.” ABC CEO Paul Bishop stated, “We all realize the value of water in our lives and yet we as a society take it for granted. This week gives us the opportunity to appreciate the importance of water along with the men and women who serve behind the scenes to ensure delivery of our most precious resource.”

To commemorate the occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates, and others will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations, and community festivals. They will also provide their communities with important tips for protecting water quality within our own homes and learning more about how drinking water is regulated and delivered.

About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 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 to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.

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Founded in 1972, the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) is an international association dedicated to advancing the quality and integrity of environmental certification programs. ABC is a member-driven organization leading the water industry through the development of model standards and professionalization of the industry workforce.

Founded in 1881, the American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society committed to the safety and improvement of water quality and supply. Focusing its work in four strategic areas, Knowledge Creation and Exchange, Leadership and Advocacy, Member Engagement and Development, and Organizational Stewardship, AWWA unites the full spectrum of the water community to advance water management, education and science and to advocate for smart water policies.