Aquarion Invites Connecticut Residents to Celebrate National Drinking Water Week

May 2, 2024 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., May 2, 2024 – Aquarion Water Company is joining communities across North America in celebrating Drinking Water Week, an annual observance led by the American Water Works Association. Taking place May 5 through May 11 this year, Drinking Water Week serves to highlight the importance of safe drinking water and recognize the tireless efforts of water professionals who keep it flowing around the clock in our communities.

Aquarion will observe Drinking Water Week by hosting two tours at the company's Easton Lake Treatment Plant on May 7 (pre-registration required), presenting to classrooms at Barnum School in Bridgeport, and McKinley and Fairfield Warde Schools in Fairfield, and also distributing recycled rain barrels in Greenwich, Fairfield, and Trumbull on May 11.

This year's celebration also coincides with a historic milestone – the 50th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in the United States, a landmark law designed to safeguard the public by setting high drinking water quality standards. The SDWA provides a scientific framework to identify potential risks to drinking water and address them in partnership with states and water utilities.

"Safe drinking water is crucial for the health and well-being of Connecticut residents. We look forward to educating our local communities about the essential work needed to deliver this resource to our customers," said Aquarion President Donald Morrissey. "Aquarion is dedicated to providing high-quality water to customers across our service territory, and we hope residents across the state will join us in celebrating Drinking Water Week."

"Drinking Water Week is the perfect time to reflect on all that safe drinking water means in our lives," said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. "Safe, reliable drinking water is critical in many ways, including public health, economic prosperity, and our high quality of life. With the Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary, we also celebrate the committed water system workers, the vigilant regulators, the researchers, the public health professionals, the environmental advocates, and everyone with a hand in fulfilling the high standards and spirit of the SDWA."

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S.  Based in Bridgeport, CT, Aquarion has been in the public water supply business since 1857.  Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.  Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

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