Drinking Water Week



Tohono O’odham Utility Authority commends our water professionals during Drinking Water Week

TOUA commends the hardworking men and women of our Water Department who ensure tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week, which will be held May 3-9 this year.


TOUA and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will observe Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals “behind the scenes”.


Reliable water service used for hygiene, hydration, and cooking is critical to our health and safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, several health organizations recommended normal hygienic practices, including handwashing for 20 seconds, which would play an important role in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.


“During these difficult times, we reflect on the heroic work of health professionals and first responders who place themselves in harm’s way to keep us all healthy and safe,” said AWWA President Jim Williams. “I’ve referred to the water profession as a “vocation of distinction” before. In these difficult times, it is also a vocation of heroism.”


To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and other stakeholders throughout North America and beyond will encourage consumers to understand and appreciate their drinking water.


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.