Takin’ Water Week to the streets

Here’s what the people of Denver had to say about why they save, value and love their water.   

By Tyler St. John

As it turns out, Denver is crazy about its water.

How do we know? Because we took the conversation about water to the streets, as part of the American Water Works Association’s 2016 Drinking Water Week.

This year’s theme: “Your Water — To know It Is To Love It.” And apparently our customers know a lot. Check it out:

“I save water because I am from the desert.”

“I save water because I am from the desert.”

The less water available, the more precious it becomes. While Colorado may not conjure up images of cacti and rolling tumbleweeds, our climate is typically very dry. Denver receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation each year, which is about one-fourth of the precipitation a tropical city such as Miami receives. That is why efficient water use has become a way of life for Denver Water customers.

 

“I value water because it’s hydrating. It makes my skin beautiful.”

“I value water because it’s hydrating. It makes my skin beautiful.”

Want glowing, radiant skin? There is no better way to get it than to drink enough water. Denver Water conducts more than 66,000 water tests a year to make sure you have a reliable and safe supply to do just that.

 

“I love water because it’s good for my roots!”

“I love water because it’s good for my roots!”

Did you know that prior to that sweet, sweet water touching your lips, it goes through a natural filtration process in our watersheds? The forest is so important to our drinking water supply that we’ve partnered with the U.S Forest Service to create From Forests to Faucets, a program that helps keep our forests and watersheds healthy. So the next time you take a drink, know that Denver Water is hard at work preserving the first step of our filtration process — the trees.

 

“I save water because water saves me.” "I love water because without it there wouldn’t be anything living on earth.”

“I save water because water saves me.” “I love water because without it there wouldn’t be anything living on earth.”

Every living thing on earth needs water. We don’t see this changing any time soon, so we plan at least 40 years ahead to make sure that we will always have a clean, reliable drinking water source. This is done through a multipronged approach that includes conservation, reuse and developing additional supply.

 

“I love water because I love to drek (drink) water!”

“I love water because I love to drek (drink) water!”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. We invite you to stop by and visit us at one of our Water Trailer events this summer and have an ice cold drink of water with our team — we would love to hear from you. It’s on the house, or should we say, the trailer.

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