DENVER — As Drinking Water Week comes to an end, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals throughout North America are urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, access and use water as well as how to protect it into the future, according to a press release.

North America’s water systems are critical to maintaining public health, fire protection, economic vitality and the quality of life, stated the release.

Current trends in population, energy, economic growth, climate and pollution are affecting water usage and the critical infrastructure the systems rely on to function properly, stated the release.

“Now is the time to be aware of the critical issues currently affecting our water supply,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “Being aware of those issues aid us in ensuring we are doing all we can to protect them for the future.”

Taking care of water systems proactively and investing in them are smart decisions to provide for future generations, noted the release.

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