Happy National Drinking Water Week! This year Water Week will be celebrated from Sunday, May 2, through Saturday, May 8. Charlotte Water will be celebrating by recognizing some of our various divisions who help to exemplify this year’s theme: there when you need it. Each member of our staff plays a role in providing drinking water to the community, and we’re excited to share some examples of a “day in the life” of some of our hardworking staff members.
This year we have also partnered with Carolina Raptor Center and will be kicking off Water Week with a free Trail Day at their center! Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on all things Water Week, and check out the line up below for the week.
Saturday, May 1
What: Trail Day at Carolina Raptor Center (Free admission)
When: 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4pm
Where: 6000 Sample Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078
Visit their Water Day website for more information: http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/visit/waterweek/
Sunday May 2
Official start to this year’s National Drinking Water Week!
Visit AWWA to learn more about National Drinking Water Week and its history: https://www.awwa.org/Events-Education/Drinking-Water-Week
Monday, May 3 through Saturday, May 8
This year’s theme for National Drinking Water Week is that water is “there when you need it” – and we are grateful for just that. We are grateful for our staff who work hard behind the scenes every day to keep it that way. It takes a whole team of staff members who contribute to each step of the process to ensure everyone has safe and reliable water every day.
Throughout the week, we will highlight some of our dedicated staff members to show our appreciation and give you a glimpse into a “day in the life” of the work they do. Each day we will spotlight a staff member, and some will even take over our Instagram stories – so be sure to follow along on social media!
Here are the staff members that will be featured during Water Week:
- Justin Sherrill, Water Treatment Plant Operator
- Letitia Harvey, Service Dispatcher
- Sarah Harris, Lab Analyst
- Cam Coley, Senior Public Information Specialist
- Matt Girard, Hydrant Crew Chief
Throughout the week we will also highlight a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages, listed below.
- Avian Adventures Episode
- Water-themed Scavenger Hunt
- Charlotte Water Coloring Sheet
- Home Water Audit
- Maze (AWWA)
- ISpy (AWWA)
- Puzzle (AWWA)
For more educational activities, you can also visit our Distance Learning blog article.