Drinking Water Week 2023
Cocoa and partners throughout North America this week are celebrating Drinking Water Week, a decades-long tradition led by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Taking place May 7-13 this year, Drinking Water Week is a celebration recognizing the vital role water plays in everyday life for both water professionals and the communities they serve.
Cocoa Utilities Department is observing Drinking Water Week by encouraging consumers to learn about the critical infrastructure that transports water from collection to treatment to consumers to ensure access to safe drinking water. The estimated two million miles of water mains across North America are aging, and increased investment is necessary to assure they can reliably deliver safe water to homes and businesses.
Our local water systems protect public health, fight fires, support the economy and provide everyday conveniences—they are a critical part of our daily life and our way of life that we often take for granted.
To commemorate the week, water utilities, water organizations, government entities, environmental advocates, schools and others throughout North America and beyond are encouraging consumers to learn more about the importance of water services and water infrastructure, especially in times of crisis.