Commemorative water bottles to be distributed at UA ballgame on May 6

A safe, reliable water supply is critical to quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. Abundant, clean drinking water creates jobs, attracts industry and investment, and provides for the health and welfare of citizens — from disease prevention to fire suppression. That’s why it’s so important to observe Drinking Water Week 2011, which is May 1-7.

“Drinking Water Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years by the American Water Works Association and its members,” said Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District. “The District is a longtime member of the AWWA and we are proud to recognize this important week along with thousands of drinking water utilities throughout the United States. Water plays a vital role in our daily lives. Our water operators here at the District work 24/7 to bring clean drinking water to residents throughout Northwest Arkansas.”

To celebrate, the District is sponsoring the University of Arkansas Razorback baseball game on Friday night, May 6th, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks will play Florida at 6:35 p.m.

“We’re really excited this year because we will be providing commemorative, co-branded, reusable water bottles to the first 1,500 people who walk through the gates on Friday night,” Wilson said. “The bottles and our public service educational messages that evening will focus on our new tagline: Beaver Lake. You drink it every day!”

Beaver Water District supplies drinking water to 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding areas, or one in 10 Arkansans. These cities then resell the water to surrounding towns and communities. The District’s mission is to serve our customers in the Benton and Washington County area by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all federal and state regulatory requirements in such quantities as meets their demands and is economically priced consistent with quality standards. For more information visit the website at:

[Via Beaver Water District. Announcements do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Fayetteville Flyer.]