‘Protect the Source’—Drinking Water Week (May 6-12, 2018)

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Drinking Water Week is a time to stop and think about the ways in which you personally can help preserve and protect our clean water supply. Protecting our clean water supply starts with each of us. The actions we take directly affect our watershed, waterways and ultimately the ocean.

Each time a pan of grease is rinsed in the sink, that hazardous FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste is sent down the drain and into the water supply. Cities around the world are working to combat FOG waste and are spending millions of dollars in the process. Modifying your kitchen cleaning routine to properly dispose of FOG is one simple way you can make a huge impact on our water supply and the environment. Through education and action we can combat water pollution.

Drinking Water Week 2018

The American Water Works Association and the water community across North America will celebrate Drinking Water Week (May 6-12th) by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives. Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting it at its source.

“When we get to know our local drinking water sources, we come to understand that it is our duty as consumers and community stewards to protect and preserve them,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “Drinking Water Week provides a great opportunity to learn the various ways in which we can each protect our source water so it’s available for future generations.”

Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Fats, Oils & Grease After Cooking

Our fragile ecosystems and waterways depend on us disposing of harmful contaminants in a proper manner. When FOG is introduced into the environment, through illegal dumping or sewer overflows, we are contaminating our watershed, drinking water, and the environment. “Water pollution is a serious issue in the United States that all too often gets swept under the rug. Not only does pollution contaminate our drinking water, it also harms innocent wildlife and destroys entire ecosystems.” Natural News

About the American Water Works Association

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.


Join Our Mission to save the environment and properly dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease.

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