SAWS News: Celebrate Drinking Water Week May 7-13
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Celebrate Drinking Water Week May 7-13

SAWS is celebrating national Drinking Water Week by dispatching its tanker truck to Hemisfair Park and Hardberger Park, to dispense refreshing tap water and hand out free “I ♥ SA Water” bottles. Come by for free water in a free reusable water bottle (while supplies last).

The SAWS education department also joined the celebration by inviting students to enter a social media challenge and submit a digital image or video about the importance of drinking water to our health and well-being. The winners will be featured on the SAWS Facebook and/or Twitter accounts (@MySAWS) throughout the week.

  • Elementary winner: Jorge A. Flores, 1st grade; St. Anthony Catholic School.
  • Middle school winner: Sophia Apolinar, 6th grade; Joel C. Harris Academy.
  • High school winner: Ashley Campos; McCollum H.S.

For more than 35 years, water utilities nationally have celebrated Drinking Water Week during the second week of May, offering a unique opportunity for water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in daily lives.

SAWS tanker truck will provide free water and water bottles:

Wednesday, May 10
3 - 6 p.m. – Hemisfair Park; 434 S. Alamo (adjacent to Yanaguana Park)

Saturday, May 13
9 a.m. - Noon – Hardberger Park; 8400 NW Military Hwy (by the Ecology Center)

Fun Water Facts:

  • Water makes up approximately 70% of a human’s body weight.
  • Tap water provides the best, least-expensive, healthy way to stay hydrated
  • Public health and fire protection depend on the ready supply of quality water that SAWS provides.
  • The cost a day’s supply of drinking water from the tap water is one-quarter of one penny.
  • It takes 31.70 gallons of water to produce one glass of wine.
  • San Antonio has over 6,000 miles of water pipes.
  • The highest use of water in a household is an automated sprinkler system which uses at least 3,000 gallons per cycle.
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