There When You Need It-National Drinking Water Week
City of the Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr has proclaimed May 3 through May 9, 2020 National Drinking Water Week. Each year in May, the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water community partners celebrate National Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role 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”.
Originally a joint congressional resolution declared the event as a national observance in 1988 which was signed by President Ronald Reagan. Focus during National Drinking Water Week will be placed on ways in which the Board’s consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting it at its source.
“Tap water is key to public health,” said the Board’s Director Brad Brooks. “During COVID19, our water professional are essential frontline workers collecting, treating and distributing the water to ensure the health and safety of Cheyenne.” “They didn’t miss a beat during the start of the pandemic.”
Water is a valuable natural resource that safeguards the health of Cheyenne’s residents, protects the community from fires, provides a resource for businesses, contributes to recreational activities, and drives our way of life. “Many people don’t realize that Cheyenne’s drinking water sources come from three mountain ranges: Laramie, Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre along with four water well fields prior to being treated and delivered straight to our communities homes and businesses,” said Dena Egenhoff Board’s water conservation specialist. “Tap water-There When You Need It.”