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Drinking Water Week

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Thank you to everyone who came out to visit during our drinking water week community events. We had the pleasure to interact with 80 people at Woodstock Library, Hickory Flat Library and Barrell House Coffee.

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Thank you to all the students who participated in the Drinking Water Week coloring contest. We received an astounding 1100 entries! We chose a winner for each grade.
Congratulations to the Drinking Water Week coloring contest winners!
The winners received a $10 ice cream gift card

K winner - Carter Blackwell

Carter Blackwell
Kindergarten – Freehome Elementary School

Addison - 1st

Addison Garrison
1st Grade – Bascomb Elementary School

Emma - 2nd

Emma Negrete
2nd Grade – Clayton Elementary School

Ira - 3rd

Ira Mosley
3rd Grade – Clark Creek Elementary School

About Drinking Water Week
For several decades, American Water Works Association (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.

Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by showcasing the different ways tap water is “There When You Need It.”
Drinking Water Week is May 1-7 this year. CCWSA is observing 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 critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock to ensure the delivery of quality tap water. “Tap water plays an integral role in meeting our daily health, hygiene and hydration needs,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “Water sector professionals, the infrastructure they work to design, create and maintain and the treatment process all work in harmony to ensure safe tap water is ‘There When You Need It.’”
Drinking Water Week provides consumers an opportunity to learn about the critical infrastructure that transports water from collection to treatment to consumption to ensure drinking water is “There When You Need It”.
CCWSA and partners throughout North America are celebrating Drinking Water Week to recognize the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is necessary to transport it from source to tap, and the important and often overlooked work of water professionals. With the recent passage of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, renewing and upgrading water infrastructure is a priority, demonstrating the vital role it plays in protecting public health. “Renewing and upgrading the nation’s water infrastructure is critical to protect public health, safeguard the environment and allow our economy to prosper,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “By reauthorizing the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and doubling funding for the drinking water State Revolving Fund, the federal government is helping states and local water providers to spur on critical water projects. In addition, the $15 billion designated for lead service line replacement is a welcome down payment on what could be a $60 billion challenge.”
CCWSA and partners throughout the world are reminding water consumers that high-quality, safe tap water is “There When You Need It.”
An American Water Works Association (AWWA) survey conducted in June 2021 showed more than seven in 10 Americans indicated they are satisfied with their tap water and nearly three quarters of respondents said they felt their tap water is safe. Many communities are fortunate to have reliable access to safe water when they turn on the tap. In large part this is due to the regular testing water utilities are required to undertake to ensure regulatory standards for water quality are met. In fact, every water system must publish a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) detailing its water quality. “Safe and high-quality tap water is a critical piece to our everyday lives,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Whether it is used for health, hygiene or hydration, high-quality tap water plays an integral role. Water professionals work around the clock every single day to ensure their consumers safety.” CCWSA has the 2021 CCR’s available at https://ccwsa.com/our-water/.
Drinking Water Week provides consumers a chance to recognize the hardworking people performing various roles ensuring tap water is “There When You Need It.”
CCWSA and partners throughout North America are observing 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.” Whether it’s an engineer designing a capital project, an operator ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water or a member of a pipe crew maintaining the infrastructure in our community, water professionals work around the clock to ensure tap water is there when you need it. “I continually am proud to be associated with the work performed by water professionals,” said American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance. “While it is often unrecognized by the communities they serve, they routinely perform important, heroic work to ensure the safety and well-being of their consumers.”

K-3rd grade – Coloring Contest – One or more lucky winners will get an Ice cream  gift card. Entries must have students name and contact information of parent/legal guardian or teacher (if coming directly from a school). Deadline for contest entries is May 11th. Entries can be dropped off at the main office – 140 W. Main St. Canton GA 30114 or email Lori Forrester or 770-479-1813 Ext. 1176 for a scheduled pickup.

Events:

Tabling Event
When: May 2nd, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Woodstock Library
7735 Main St.
Woodstock, GA 30188
Come by to learn about the water system, pick up a copy of the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report and spin the prize wheel.

Tabling Event
When: May 2nd, 2022
Time:   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hickory Flat Library
2740 E Cherokee Dr.
Canton, GA 30115
Come by to learn about the water system, pick up a copy of the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report and spin the prize wheel.

Tabling Event
When: May 4th, 2022
Time:   11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Barrel House Coffee Company
275 Gilmer Ferry Rd
Ball Ground, GA, 30107
Come by to learn about the water system, pick up a copy of the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report and spin the prize wheel.

Water Plant Tour
When: May 5th, 2022
Time:   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Etowah River Water Treatment Plant
583 Cokers Chapel Rd
Ball Ground, GA, 30107
Must sign up in advance for tour.
Email or call Lori Forrester 770-479-1813 Ext. 1176

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