In 1795, Jamaica Pond became Boston’s first surface water supply. Wooden pipes built from tree trunks were used to transport water from the pond to Boston’s settled areas.
Each year, BWSC and other water distribution utilities and environmental groups across the United States celebrate National Drinking Water Week during the first full week of May. A joint congressional resolution declared the event a national observance in 1988 and thousands participate every year. The aim of National Drinking Water Week is to reach out to young people to increase awareness of and involvement in water issues.
Below, you will find fun National Drinking Water Week activities for kids and a link to more information about this national event from the American Water Works Association.