Palm Bay to ‘Celebrate the Essential’ during Drinking Water Week 2012

PALM BAY, Florida – As part of National Drinking Water Week, the City of Palm Bay joins the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and other water professionals across North America to recognize the essential role water plays in our daily lives. AWWA has designated May 6 – 12 as a time to focus on the important responsibility municipal water systems have in the community to provide clean, safe, reliable drinking water as well fire protection and support for economic growth and development.
The City of Palm Bay kicked off National Drinking Water week with an official proclamation at the regular City Council meeting on May 3, 2012. The Palm Bay Utilities Department continued its efforts to educate the community on the value of tap water by hosting an informational booth at the Space Coast Waterfest held on May 5 at Goode Park. Throughout this week, the Utilities Customer Service Office located within City Hall at 120 Malabar Road NE will have information available regarding the immeasurable value of tap water and how essential it is to public health, fire protection, and our local economy. Utilities staff will also be making a presentation at a local high school.
“The City of Palm Bay has over 580 miles of buried water mains that provide our utility customers with reliable and convenient water service,” says Utilities Director Dan Roberts, P.E. “It is so easy to take this service for granted, especially when the infrastructure is ‘invisible’; however, we should all be mindful of the efforts made to provide this service, and we should make it a priority to conserve and protect this essential resource.” 
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.
For more information about Palm Bay Utilities Department or National Drinking Water Week please visit www.pbud.org or call Palm Bay Utilities Department at (321) 952-3420.