Event at Water Treatment Plant kicked off National Drinking Water Week.
FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Plant Board officially named the tap water it treats and distributes Frankfort On Tap. FPB water officials, joined by Mayor Bill May, Department for Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, and FPB Board Chair Anna Marie Rosen, launched the water branding campaign Monday afternoon at the water treatment plant. The event was held in conjunction with the kick-off of National Drinking Water Week.
“We are proud of the quality of water provided by FPB’s water treatment plant,” said FPB Public Information Coordinator Cathy Lindsey. “So proud, in fact, that we have named it. We are excited to launch our Frankfort On Tap branding campaign to promote the value of our public-sourced tap water here in Frankfort and surrounding counties.”
FPB delivers on average about 4,000 gallons of fresh clean tap water (Frankfort On Tap) to each home for about a dollar a day. That equals about a half cent per gallon. In comparison, bottled water is more than 700 times more expensive than tap water.
By naming Frankfort On Tap, FPB is emphasizing the value and importance of safe and clean drinking water and pride that we live a community where it is locally treated and distributed. For more information, go to www.FrankfortOnTap.com.
FPB, the American Water Works Association and the water community across the country will celebrate Drinking Water Week (May 6-12, 2018) by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives. This year’s theme is “Protect the Source.” Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting it at its source.
Mayor May presented a proclamation declaring May 6-12 as National Drinking Water Week. The proclamation recognizes water as our most valuable natural resource and calls upon citizens to protect our water sources from pollution.
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 40 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.