Illinois 'Drinking Water Week' May 4-10 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Illinois 'Drinking Water Week' May 4-10

Posted: Updated:
(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)
SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

The state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting the Inaugural Water Loss Accounting Meeting which celebrates Drinking Water Week in Illinois.

The Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today convened the first Water Loss Accounting Steering Committee meeting at Agency headquarters.

According to a news release, the week May 4-10 has also been proclaimed by Governor Pat Quinn as Drinking Water Week in Illinois.

“More than 12.4 million people are served daily by 5,500 public drinking water systems, ranging from small community water supplies to a large metropolitan drinking water system,” said Director Bonnett. “Each Illinoisan relies on their water system to provide a safe and dependable supply of water, both now and in the future.”

The group says they will meet to gather information on the best practices, costs and benefits, train and conduct outreach with Illinois city's and towns.

Drinking Water Week, which recognizes the importance of water source protection and conservation, as well as the value, importance, and fragility of our state’s water resources, according to the EPA.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • FBI launches excessive force probe of Independence police

    FBI launches excessive force probe of Independence police

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:11:25 GMT
    The FBI announced Monday afternoon that it has launched an investigation of the Independence Police Department after a teen was left in a coma following an arrest.
    The FBI announced Monday afternoon that it has launched an investigation of the Independence Police Department after a teen was left in a coma following an arrest.
  • Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:14 GMT
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people...
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove...
  • Notre Dame High School starts new lunch program, opts out of federal

    Notre Dame High School starts new lunch program, opts out of federal

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:05:42 GMT
    New federal regulations have changed what many kids who attend public schools eat for lunch at school. However, some area private schools don't have to follow those rules and have come up with their own new school lunch program.
    New federal regulations have changed what many kids who attend public schools eat for lunch at school. However, some area private schools don't have to follow those rules and have come up with their own new school lunch program.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.