May 5th through 11th is National Drinking Water Week (NDWW), a once a year opportunity to educate the public, connect the community and promote drinking water at the places we live, work and play.
Here are some NDWW highlights from around the world of drinking water:
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation brought their Water First Trailer to the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow, educating and providing thousands of powwow-goers with a healthy alternative to soda and other sugary beverages. They served a variety of infused waters and indigenous teas. See more here on the NB3 Foundation’s Facebook page.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced $87 million in new funding to assist states, tribes, and territories with improving drinking water, including nearly $44 million for states’ voluntary programs to assist with testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs. See the allotments of the funding for lead in school and childcare drinking water work here.
We hope you have a happy, healthy and impactful National Drinking Water Week!
For more information, visit the American Water Works Association.