Tap water is there when we need it.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – La Follette Utilities Board celebrates Drinking Water Week by encouraging consumers to recognize their tap water is “There When You Need It.”  Drinking Water Week is  this week, May 3-9, this year.

LUB and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 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.”

“Clean drinking water is something that we’ve grown accustomed to over the years. What we now take for granted was once only a dream. We are so fortunate in this part of the world that we can go to the tap for clean water and not have to worry about waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid fever. I’m proud to say that La Follette Utilities takes great pride in being able to deliver clean water to all of our customers,” said LUB General Manager Kenny Baird.  He empahsizes, “Clean water is “There When You Need It.””

Like magic, the faucet is turned on, and the water comes out.

“With so much changing around us nowadays, it is comforting to know that our tap water is readily available for hygienic and drinking purposes,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Even during the coronavirus pandemic, water professionals across North America continue to report to work to collect, treat and distribute water to ensure the health and safety of their communities.

To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools and other stakeholders throughout North America and beyond will encourage consumers to understand and appreciate their drinking water.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/06/2020-6AM)