Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring August 21 – 27 as Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week. This week is set aside for Iowans to honor those workers in the water and wastewater industry for their commitment to representing their community, protecting public health, and caring for the environment.
Water and wastewater workers are unsung heroes in our communities, and many people often take for granted the quality, affordable, and reliable water that we rely on every day.
According to Gov. Reynold’s proclamation, “science-based practices continue to be a vital element in improving the quality of life and preserving and protecting public health in the state.” The proclamation also stated that “the wastewater workforce has dedicated themselves to applying environmental science to enhance drinking and recreational waters of Iowa.”
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) encourages all members to thank the water and wastewater workers in their communities.
During Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week, IAMU will share social media posts. Feel free to use these posts on your utility’s and/or city’s social media.
In addition, here are some other ideas for how to recognize water and wastewater workers.