ACWA Members Encouraged to Celebrate Water Professionals Appreciation Week Oct. 5 – 13

  • by Heather Engel
  • Sep 18, 2019
  • Water News

California’s third annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week will kick off Oct. 5, highlighting the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies in ensuring safe and reliable water, wastewater, and recycled water in California.

As part of the designated week, local urban and agricultural water agencies are encouraged to organize programs and events that educate California water customers, local elected leaders, state and federal legislators, and other key audiences on the value of water and wastewater services and the important role that water professionals play in providing these services. It is also an opportunity to showcase careers in the water industry.

ACWA is encouraging members to participate in Water Professionals Appreciation Week through activities that highlight the important role the agency plays in ensuring safe and reliable water, wastewater, and recycled water in your community.

ACWA has developed a toolkit with a number of documents, graphics and social media posts for members to utilize.

Background Information

Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established by Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 80, approved by the Legislature in 2017.

The resolution, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), was sponsored by an ACWA-led coalition that included WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies and California Water Association. The California Water Environment Association also was a partner in the effort.

Under SCR 80, Water Professionals Appreciation Week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend each year. This timeframe was specifically chosen to allow for two available weekends to host related activities and events. This year’s Water Professionals Appreciation Week runs from Oct. 5 to 13.

 

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