Drinking water affordability, cost for upgrades concern all communities

Protecting drinking water sources and keeping the cost of providing safe drinking water affordable are key concerns for National Drinking Water Week May 5-11, says Michigan Section/ American Water Works Association (MI/AWWA).

Each year, local water service providers recognize Drinking Water Week by reminding the public about their role in keeping drinking water safe, protecting source waters and supporting essential upgrades to municipal treatment and distribution systems.

“Protecting our water supply from contamination, including from chemicals such as PFAS to bacteria from tainted groundwater, affects all of us in Michigan,” says Bonnifer Ballard, MI-AWWA executive director. “Every homeowner, renter and business relies on safe, affordable water and everyone has a responsibility for protecting our water sources. Single actions make a significant difference in how communities preserve their water resources.”