For Immediate Release
Contact: Jason Gilham
614 | 466 7750
COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 26, 2013) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) supports the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals across North America in recognition of Drinking Water Week May 5-11, 2013.
Drinking Water Week works to highlight the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives and help consumers learn to maintain high-quality water throughout their household plumbing systems.
In Ohio, water quality is regulated by a combination of federal, state and local standards. The PUCO regulates the rates and policies as well as handles various technical, financial and managerial oversights of privately held, investor-owned water utilities doing business in the state.
Homeowners can follow these tips to maintain water quality at home:
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.
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