LAKE ELSINORE, CA. — Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, a decades-long tradition led by American Water Works Association. Drinking Water Week, taking place May 7-13 this year, celebrates the vital role water plays in everyday life for water professionals and the communities they serve.
EVMWD is observing Drinking Water Week by inviting the public to learn about the importance of clean, safe water in daily life and its role in protecting public health and the environment. Drinking Water Week encourages participants to recognize and honor the critical work that water professionals accomplish around the clock to deliver quality tap water while bolstering water resiliency in the future.
“We appreciate the dedication of our highly trained operators, technicians and other specialists who have continued to make sure our community has safe and reliable water and wastewater services 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said EVMWD General Manager, Greg Thomas.
Our EVMWD team is committed to maintaining local, reliable water supplies and water quality standards that meet or exceed state and federal measures across all our water sources. We verify water quality is met by compiling over 20,000 water test results from over 2,000 water samples collected during the year. EVMWD encourages the local community to review our annual Consumer Confidence Report, available at www.evmwd.com/ccr, to learn more about water quality.
To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools, and others throughout North America and beyond are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water services and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.
For more information, visit evmwd.com.
EVMWD provides service to more than 159,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at www.evmwd.com for additional information.