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Butler Water will join water utilities across the country to celebrate Drinking Water Week (May 7-13) by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals “behind the scenes” to provide reliable water service.

“Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity to recognize our most valuable resource and the team who delivers quality on tap 24/7. We can’t minimize the importance of a healthy water supply in our daily lives,” said Jacob Cuarta, Butler County Water System General Manager. “With the past few years, we reflect on the heroic work of all who place themselves in harm’s way to keep us healthy and safe. Butler Water encourages everyone to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water.” 

To celebrate with the younger generation, Butler Water will host a coloring contest. First, second and third graders will be eligible to participate. Details can be found online at www.butlerwater.com or visit Butler Water’s office to receive an official coloring sheet. The entry deadline is May 19.  

Drinking Water Week 2023 Campaign, which is hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is a national advocacy event designed to focus on issues associated with drinking water, including making sure that individuals have fresh, safe tap water and knowledge of how valuable the resource is in their daily lives. Tap water plays a critical role in the success of society, from meeting basic public health needs by providing safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, to promoting dental health and supporting industrial, agricultural, medical, and recreational activities. 

“We are proud of our team at Butler Water who work around the clock to bring safe, reliable water to residences and businesses, testing the water over 1,000,000 times a year to ensure quality,” Cuarta added, “This week gives us the opportunity to recognize their commitment to customers, quality service and public health. The coloring contest of our favorite mascot, Splash is a fun way to incorporate the future generation of water professionals and environmental stewards.” 

About Butler County Water System   

Butler Water serves a diverse blend of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial water users.  The system provides an average of 750,000 gallons of water each day through a network of 520 miles of pipeline in a 440-square-mile area. Butler Water draws its supply from the Green River which is then treated at its 2 million gallon per day treatment plant in Morgantown.  Details about Butler Water can be found online at butlerwater.com.  

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