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May 02

Drinking Water Week – May 1-7

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 9:51 AM by Communications Department

Newport News Waterworks and have partnered 5-2 faucet_SCwith Help 2 Others and Give Local 757 to raise awareness about the importance of tap water by hosting a pop-up Drinking Water Week event in Hampton Roads on May 3.

During the event, a magic faucet will suddenly appear on the Peninsula. To get the clues needed to track down the faucet, participants must listen to HOT 100.5, EAGLE 97.3 and 92.9 The Wave; visit the Let's Talk Green blog; or follow on Facebook or Twitter. The first 200 guests at the location will receive an reusable shopping bag and water bottle!

The magic faucet serves as a reminder that having clean, safe tap water delivered to resident taps really isn't magic at all. There is an entire water system, working behind the scenes, to pull water from its source, clean it, test and monitor it for safety and then deliver it to faucets via a network of over 6,500 miles of pipes. is an environmental stewardship public awareness program of the 17 local governments in Hampton Roads administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC.)