Celebrating Drinking Water Week 2021

Cascade Water Alliance and its members Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and Skyway Water and Sewer District, remind its residents that clean, safe, reliable drinking water is “There When You Need It.”  The Cascade Water Alliance Board of Directors is recognizing and supporting Drinking Water Week, taking place May 2 – 8 this year.

Water utilities across North America are celebrating Drinking Water Week to recognize the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to bring it to homes and businesses, and the important work of drinking water professionals.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the importance of drinking water for health, hydration, and hygiene needs.  Most people are fortunate to have reliable access to safe water when they turn on the tap.  In large part this stems from the regular testing water utilities are required to undertake to ensure regulatory standards for water quality are met.  In fact, every large water system in the U.S. must publish an annual Consumer Confidence Report detailing its water quality.

“We work hard to make sure clean water is always available when you turn on your tap,” said Cascade CEO Ray Hoffman.  “Cascade and its members invest in and maintain the infrastructure needed to reliably deliver your tap water.  And our water is treated and tested regularly so that your daily health and hygiene needs are met with high quality water, especially during the pandemic.”

To commemorate the week, water organizations are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis. Consumers are encouraged to check out their local water supplier’s Consumer Confidence Report.

Cascade Water Alliance is a municipal corporation comprised of seven cities and water districts: Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and Skyway Water and Sewer District. Together we provide safe, clean, reliable water  for 380,000 residents and 20,000 businesses.