Recognizing Drinking Water Week is an easy way to educate the public, connect with the community, and promote employee morale. Too often, water utilities only receive negative publicity – a main break in the middle of rush hour or increasing rates. Recognizing Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity for positive communication. AWWA has compiled a toolkit for utilities to use to reach out to your employees, your customers, and your community.
Drinking Water Week is a perfect time to educate children about their water supply in a fun atmosphere.
Don’t forget your employees! Drinking Water Week can help reaffirm to your employees the importance of what it is they do – provide clean, safe drinking water for the public.
Whether you distribute press releases, take out ads in your local newspaper, or use any of the other ideas provided, communicating to the public during Drinking Water Week is integral to any successful celebration.
It’s important for you to be a part of your local community. Community events are fun and festive ways to make sure that your customers know about their drinking water – where it comes from, how they get it and what they can do to ensure their drinking water quality.