Straight from the Tap

Join Cleveland Water to Celebrate National Drinking Water Week


Have you ever wondered how Cleveland Water travels from Lake Erie to your home?

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, free tours of the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant will be offered on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to learn what it takes to offer safe drinking water to our 1.4 million customers.

Initially started more than 35 years ago by the American Water Works Association, National Drinking Water Week is a unique opportunity for both water professionals and customers to unite in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

National Drinking Water Week was introduced to the U.S. government in 1988, forming a partnership with the League of Women Voters, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and the U.S. Environmental protection Agency. Afterwards, a week-long observance was declared for the first week of May, becoming known as National Drinking Water Week.

The following year, the National Drinking Water Alliance was formed of 15 non-profit educational, professional and public interest organizations. This enabled National Drinking Water Week to grow into widespread and committed participation throughout the U.S. and Canada, launching educational campaigns about America’s drinking water.

Appropriately enough, National Drinking Water Week heightens the initiatives of this year’s Sustainable Cleveland theme, “Clean Water,” by connecting people to their water resources. The Year of Clean Water also aims to connect people to their water resources in order to restore, conserve and protect these valuable assets.


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