Drinking Water Week

Protect the Source
drinking water week

Georgetown Water Commemorates Drinking Water Week

Georgetown Water Department is observing Drinking Water Week during the week of May 6th to May 12th. Sponsored by the American Water Works Association, this year’s theme of “Protect the Source” focuses on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting it at its source.

Drinking Water Week is an opportunity for Georgetown residents and businesses to help protect the community’s source waters from pollution, to practice water conservation, and to get involved in local water issues by getting to know their water.

“We need to do all we can to keep our drinking water clean and safe,” Georgetown Water Department General Manager Bruce Trumbull said. “Knowing where our water comes from and what we can do to protect it is as important as conserving this valuable resource.”

There are ways Georgetown residents and businesses can protect our drinking water sources:

  1. Properly dispose of hazardous products that can contaminate soil and water
  2. Do not overuse pesticides or fertilizers
  3. Never flush unwanted or expired medicine down the drain
  4. Don’t put anything except water down storm drains.
  5. Choose non-toxic household products whenever possible.
  6. Pick up after your pets
  7. Make sure that the proper back flow devices are installed on your potable and non-potable water supply.
  8. Keep informed and read our Consumer Confidence Report!

For information about water and the Georgetown Water Department, contact 978-352-5750.