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PUC Recognizes ‘Drinking Water Week’ in Pennsylvania

PUC Recognizes ‘Drinking Water Week’ in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today highlighted May 5 through May 11 as “Drinking Water Week” in the Commonwealth as part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness about the importance of water and water conservation.

“This week, we renew our commitment to solving the current challenges facing the water industry, with a focus on aging water infrastructure and drinking water contaminants,” said Commissioner Norman J. Kennard. “We pledge to continue to work with our regulated utilities and sister state agencies to fully realize the public health goals of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 and the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act of 1984 by celebrating Drinking Water Week.”

Commissioner Kennard thanked Pennsylvania state Sen. Gene Yaw for offering a Senate Resolution declaring this week “Drinking Water Week” in the state and also recognized Commission staff for their dedication to ensuring safe drinking water. Commissioner Kennard noted that in Pennsylvania, there are more than 9,200 public water supply systems providing drinking water to eight out of 10 state residents. Tasked with regulating the rates and service of investor-owned water companies, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the water service to extra-territorial customers of municipal systems, the PUC continues to encourage efforts to ensure that Pennsylvania’s water systems remain up-to-date.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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