Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week 2022Drinking Water Week is celebrated the first full week in May (this year from May 1 to 7, 2022). For several decades, the American Water Works Associations (AWWA) has celebrated Drinking Water Week to recognize the vital role water plays in daily lives. 

This year’s theme, “There When You Need It,” underscores different aspects of the reliability of our drinking water. For example:

  • When a faucet is opened, water streams out.
  • Tap water meets or exceeds quality standards established by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • An intricate maze – largely out of sight – of pipes, pumps and valves transports tap water from collection, through the treatment process and into homes for consumption.
  • Water professionals – such as Utility Division staff everyday heroes during the pandemic – work tirelessly every day to ensure safe drinking water emerges when faucets are opened.

To celebrate this year, Public Works staff will hold a Youth Artwork Contest!

Youth Artwork Contest - 

Entries due April 30th 

Public Works staff ask youth to either create a piece of unique art that shows how drinking water effects the daily lives of Warrenville residents, or to complete the Drinking Water Week Coloring sheet (link to PDF). During the week of May 1 to 7, entries may be featured on the City’s Website and Facebook. Public Works staff will select and announce aSemana Del Agua Portable 2022_Spanish winner the following week, but entries turned in earlier may be featured during Drinking Water Week.

Entries must be submitted with a signed image release (PDF of release), and will be accepted through April 30h. Entries can be submitted in person, or electronically, as follows:

  • Submit a photo or scan art and email to kyoungmeyer@warrenville.il.us 
  • Drop off at City Hall in the drop box on 3S258 Manning Avenue entrance , or hand to staff.

Image Release Waiver and Color Sheet

Children's Activity Sheets

Below are links to PDFs of free activity sheets for youth that can be used to convey the  importance of drinking water to young consumers. All activities are available in English and Spanish.


  1. Kristin Youngmeyer

    Management Analyst
    Phone: 630-393-9050