April 27, 2015 04:35 PM

Suffolk County Water Authority employees visited more than 100 kindergarten students at Cherokee Street Elementary School in Ronkonkoma on Earth Day to increase their awareness about their high quality public drinking water supply and also the importance of protecting the environment by using reusable bottles.

In honor of Earth Day, celebrated April 22 every year, students were each given a stainless steel, reusable water bottle. Tens of millions of plastic water bottles are thrown away every day in the United States.

"The Suffolk County Water Authority is very proud of the drinking water we supply to approximately 1.2 million Suffolk residents, water that is tested around the clock to make sure it is always of the highest quality," said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo. "We hope the Cherokee Street Elementary students our employees visited on Earth Day will use their bottles every day and do their part to decrease the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills."

Pictured with the reusable water bottles brought to the class by representatives of the Suffolk County Water Authority are kindergarten students in Jennifer Corcoran's class. At left is Ms. Corcoran; at right is SCWA Director of Communications Tim Motz.

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.  Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.



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