Drinking Water Week May 4-10

DW Week

Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed May 4-10, 2014, as Drinking Water Week in Kentucky as an observance of the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act that provides quality drinking water and protects the health of our citizens.

Kentuckians rely on their water system to provide a safe and dependable supply of water, both now and in the future. We often take for granted the water that comes from turning on a faucet for a drink, bathing or cooking. Drinking Water Week is a time to reflect upon the importance of our safe water supply and to recognize the dedicated professionals working to keep it that way.

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is responsible for administering the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure the safety and quality of water produced and distributed by public water systems. These efforts are vital to Kentucky’s economy and to the public health of our citizens.

The observance of Drinking Water Week helps us to recognize the importance of water source protection and conservation, as well as the value, importance, and fragility of our state’s water resources.

Today, Kentucky renews its commitment to build on the successes of the past 39 years and to continue to work with all of our partners in the water community to fully realize the public health goals of the Safe Drinking Water Act through celebrating `Drinking Water Week.

To learn more about how DOW is working to ensure safe drinking water in Kentucky, visit http://water.ky.gov/DrinkingWater/Pages/InformationforConsumers.aspx.