Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week

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Carmichael Water District (CWD) is kicking off Drinking Water Week by encouraging consumers to recognize their tap water is “There When You Need It”. Drinking Water Week is May 3-9 this year.

CWD and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will observe Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals “behind the scenes”.

Please come back and visit this page daily for updates on how CWD is ensuring that your water is “There When You Need It”.

Recognizing Water Professionals

For Drinking Water Week this year, we honor the labor of water professionals who work hard every single day to ensure your water is "There When You Need It".

See below to learn more about some of CWD's water professionals.


Mark McClintock, Production Superintendent

Production Superintendent

What fuels your passion for work?

My energy for work comes from the satisfaction of solving complex problems through teamwork and collaboration. What fuels me is to successfully initiate and implement process improvements, with the end goal of producing the highest quality product possible.

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Chris Nelson, Public Information Officer

public information officer

What/who inspired you to work in water?

I would have to say that my father played a prominent role in sparking my interest in the water field. After leaving the Air Force, I was all set to join the county transportation department. It was my father who suggested that I apply the skills I learned in the military to the water field. Soon after I started working as a distribution operator repairing leaks and maintaining the system. As I gained more knowledge and higher certification, I started to take on more responsibility ultimately leading me to my current position.

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Lori Kalisiak, Human Resources Coordinator

What do you like best about your job?

The thing I love most about my job is helping others. Some of the most satisfying times are when I’m able to help an employee resolve an issue related to their benefits, help a supervisor through a difficult process, and see a benefit change come to fruition, to name just a few. I also appreciate being given the freedom to utilize my Information Technology (IT) roots to help others by developing solutions to simplify or automate their processes as well as automating many HR processes. And though it may sound boring to some, I love developing process documentation and assisting others with creating their documentation.

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Clint Lorimer, Distribution Operator III

distribution operator

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?

Being in a trade where I am providing a service to my community gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride.

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Check out the video below to see a day in the life of Ryan Stinson, a Carmichael Water District Treatment Plant Operator.

Warning: This video is in first person view and may cause motion sickness.

Have you ever stopped to think about what it takes to deliver safe drinking water every time you turn on the tap? Check out this video to learn more about the infrastructure and programs CWD maintains to ensure your water is “There When You Need It”.

Whether it’s to cool off after a workout or clean fruits and veggies for a snack, your drinking water is there when you need it.  And CWD works hard around the clock to make that happen. Learn about the water cycle and water's journey from collection to consumption with these Drinking Water Week kids activities

Coloring Sheet

The Water Cycle - English

The Water Cycle - Spanish


Follow the H2O - English

Follow the H2O - Spanish

Click here for more activities and resources.

It takes a lot to deliver just about any high-quality product, and our drinking water is no exception. It takes an intricate maze of infrastructure, which include pipes, pumps, reservoirs, treatment supplies, and a treatment plant to ensure your drinking water is “There When You Need It”. During Drinking Water Week, take a moment to recognize the reliability and resiliency of what it takes to deliver high-quality drinking water.

Watch the video below to learn about Carmichael Water District's surface water supply.

Watch the video below to learn about Carmichael Water District's groundwater supply.