DENVER — The American Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week 2013 across North America by asking the question “what do you know about H2O?”

Throughout the week, AWWA and partners across the water community will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention on the ways in which all water consumers can get to know their H2O, according to a press release.

“Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time to focus on the role we all play in understanding and caring for our water supplies and systems,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Let’s use this opportunity to help protect all of our communities’ health and vitality by learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water.”

To commemorate the occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates and others will celebrate drinking water through school events, public presentations and community festivals.

They will also provide their communities with important tips for protecting water quality within our own homes and learning more about how drinking water is regulated and delivered.

Read the entire press release here.