Public Works Department Gears Up for National Drinking Water Week

Fulton County's Public Works Department Gears Up for National Drinking Water Week

May 03, 2022
The Fulton County Department of Public Works is gearing up to celebrate, National Drinking Water Week (NDWW). The event scheduled for May 1-7, 2022 will once again provide a great opportunity to recognize state and local drinking water programs and water utilities to promote the value of drinking water. This year’s theme is “There When You Need It!” To mark the occasion, Vice Chairman of the Fulton County Commission Liz Hausmann will present a proclamation recognizing the work of the Fulton County Public Works Department during the May 4, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting.

“I am continually proud to be associated with the work performed by the professionals in the Public Works Department,” said Vice Chairman Hausmann. “Providing quality tap water is a priority for the frontline workers who work to collect, treat, and distribute clean safe water to ensure the health and safety for everyone in Fulton County. Water infrastructure resiliency is paramount in our operations and our Public Works employees work around the clock to ensure that clean water is there when we need it.”

For more than 40 years the celebration of Drinking Water Week has served as a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. The Fulton County Public Works Department will kick off the celebration by taking a look at the drinking water treatment process from source to tap.  

“Providing a clean viable water source is vital to all of the residents in Fulton County,” said Fulton County Director of Public Works David Clark. “We are fortunate to have a reliable water utility and a robust infrastructure investment that is focused on meeting the needs of everyone we serve.” 

Throughout the week, the Department of Public Works will partner with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and other metro utilities at two water festivals to provide educational opportunities for students to learn about watersheds, pollution prevention, and the manmade water cycle. Follow Fulton County on social media this week to learn more about our drinking water.