The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the vital role of drinking water — our most valuable natural resource. Only tap water delivers public health protection, fire protection, support for our economy and the quality of life we enjoy. We are all stewards of the water infrastructure upon which future generations depend.
Any measure of a successful society — low mortality rates, economic growth and diversity, productivity, and public safety — are in some way related to access to safe water.
Calvert County won the Annual Water Taste Test Challenge in the ground water category in 2015, 2016 and 2018— an award given by the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association (CSAWWA). CSAWWA is dedicated to managing and treating water — the world’s most important resource. CSAWWA and its members celebrate Drinking Water Week, an easy and fun way to educate the public, connect with the community, and promote employees in our Department of Public Works, Water and Sewerage Division. Using their theme Protect the Source, drinking water is being celebrated in thousands of communities nationwide.
Each citizen of our county is called upon to help protect our source waters from pollution, to practice water conservation, and to get involved in local water issues by getting to know their water.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed the week of May 5-11, 2019 was known as Drinking Water Week in Calvert County. The Board of Commissioners also encouraged all citizens to be mindful of the role drinking water plays in their lives, and to acknowledge the importance of drinking water, and to drink water whenever possible.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon