Southwest Water Authority promotes water awareness during National Drinking Water Week

SWA calls on residents to joining celebration of the vital role water plays in our daily lives and to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

Southwest Water Authority tank serves as a vital source of clean water for the communities of southwest North Dakota.
Dickinson Press file photo

DICKINSON — As National Drinking Water Week approaches from May 7-13, 2023, Southwest Water Authority (SWA) and water systems throughout the United States are increasing efforts to highlight the significance of water in our everyday lives. Collaborating with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), SWA urges the public to recognize the fundamental role of water in their communities.

“We celebrate National Drinking Water Week each year because drinking water is an invaluable part of our lives and it deserves our full focus and attention,” Jen Murray, manager and CEO of SWA, said. “Water professionals at SWA work tirelessly to ensure we have affordable access to quality water we need to strengthen our everyday life and broader communities today and in the future. Thank you to the employees of SWA who make this possible. Our thanks also goes out to everyone in southwest North Dakota for their continued support.”

For over four decades, Drinking Water Week has provided a unique opportunity for water professionals and the communities they serve to acknowledge the essential role water plays in our daily lives. SWA and AWWA encourage the public to make the most of the week-long celebration by discovering more about the significance of water and its effects on our health, economy, and environment.

To participate in the celebration, visit SWA's website at and like their Facebook page at SWA and AWWA anticipate that by collaborating to raise awareness about the importance of water, our communities will become stronger, and future generations will have a bright future.

James B. Miller, Jr. is the Editor of The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, North Dakota. He strives to bring community-driven, professional and hyper-local focused news coverage of southwest North Dakota.
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