Public Invited to Celebrate Drinking Water Week: 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8th

Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District (BWD), today announced a Drinking Water Week Press Conference to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8th, at BWD offices and Water Education Center, 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, AR. The press conference will kick off National Drinking Water Week. Woody Bassett, Beaver Water District board member, and Alan Fortenberry, CEO of BWD will officiate. Mayor Eldon Long of Lowell will be a featured speaker. BWD will showcase a new public education campaign that focuses on the team of water employees at BWD who “make your water clean and safe because we care.” Additionally, the four cities that buy the water from BWD—Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville — will be recognized with special appreciation, along with their employees. The cities distribute water to the broader community.

Clean, safe, economical and abundant drinking water provides value to the area in many ways. A couple of key points include the contribution to the health and welfare of our population, ready and available water for fire protection, and also the overall contribution to the economy and quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. New public service announcements (PSAs) will be debuted that include our partners, the four cities. The public and media are invited to attend. Expect refreshments and free educational items, such as bilingual coloring books, water bottles, grocery totes, Beaver Lake Watershed Maps and more.

BWD’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. BWD supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, at the wholesale price of $1.31 per thousand gallons to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers — more than 320,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit http://www.bwdh2o.org/service-area.

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