April 26, 2018 – Public Invited to Celebrate Drinking Water Week: 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 7th

For immediate release: April 26, 2018

Alan Fortenberry, CEO of Beaver Water District (BWD), today announced a Drinking Water Week Press Conference to be held at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 7th, 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, a Beaver Water District board member, and Fortenberry will officiate the event. BWD will showcase a new Value of Water and Beaver Lake Campaign.

“We want the public to know they can count on and trust clean, safe, affordable water sourced from Beaver Lake and provided to them by our hometown water departments – Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville — and Beaver Water District,” Fortenberry said.

The public and media are invited to attend. Expect refreshments and free educational items, such as Drinking Water Week Notebooks, 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 $1.34 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.