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Drinking Water Week Celebration begins May 5

Drinking Water Week Celebration begins May 5
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As part of the nationwide celebration of Drinking Water Week, community leaders, water experts and El Paso students are joining together in support of El Paso Water Utilities’ water conservation rallying cry – “Less is the New More.”

Sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Drinking Water Week is an annual celebration of the role municipal water suppliers play in our lives. This year, El Paso Water Utilities will have the following events to commemorate Drinking Water Week and the public is encouraged to attend.

• Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center at the El Paso Zoo: Take the pledge to conserve water and receive a free water-efficient showerhead. (Zoo admission required.)

• Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall: El Paso City Council will formally declare Drinking Water Week in El Paso.

• Tuesday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library at 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd.: Willie the Water Drop will read to students about water conservation.

• Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at 1154 Hawkins: The Public Service Board will recognize the winners of the student poster and video contests related to the “Less is the New More” theme.

• Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana Ave.: The winning students will be recognized and given prizes in an awards ceremony where their videos and posters will be displayed.
For more than 36 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

For more tips on how to conserve water both inside and outside of your home, visit

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