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It's National Drinking Water Week!

May 2, 2021 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


The MWA is celebrating National Drinking Water Week and Water Professionals Appreciation Day by thanking approximately 250 employees who are essential workers and dedicated water professionals.

The MWA will celebrate Drinking Water Week from May 2-8, highlighted by the statewide Water Professionals Appreciation Day on May 3.

The MWA will be honoring our 250 water professionals, while celebrating the important role water plays in our daily lives. Please join us in thanking these essential water heroes for ensuring continuous access to clean, safe drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services for our community, even during a Pandemic.

The Authority is celebrating this year’s National Drinking Water Week with the following:

• Monday, May 3 – Water Professionals Appreciation Day Luncheon for MWA employees, hosted by the Amerson Water Treatment Plant staff
• Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7 – MWA swag/gift items for MWA employees
• Friday, May 7 – Luncheon for MWA employees to end Drinking Water Week
• Friday, May 7 – Virtual Tour of the award-winning Amerson Water Treatment Plant on our Facebook page

Since 1988, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and its members, such as the MWA, have used National Drinking Water Week as a time to celebrate the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

In addition, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 119 in 2014, designating the first Water Professionals Appreciation Day statewide the following year. Held on Monday of National Drinking Water Week during the first week in May, Water Professionals Appreciation Day in Georgia honors the thousands of professionals who work tirelessly to ensure our tap water is safe and our water resources are protected and properly managed, says Pam Burnett, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP).

“We estimate that at least 10,000 people in Georgia are involved in the water industry,” says Burnett. “In many communities, the public water system is one of the largest employers and the backbone of the local economy. Water professionals provide critical services that are most often taken for granted but are essential to virtually everything we do.”

Media Contacts:

Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681
E: or

Lisa Golphin, MWA Sr. Executive of Strategic Planning
P: 478-464-5623 or 478-227-1981

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