Imagine a Day Without Water
A Day Without Water = Crisis
A day without water means no water comes out of your tap to brush your teeth. When you flush the toilet, nothing happens. Firefighters have no water to put out fires; farmers couldn’t water their crops; and doctors couldn’t wash their hands. A single nationwide day without water service would put$43.5 billion of economic activity at risk. In just eight days, a national water service stoppage would put nearly two million jobs in jeopardy.
A day without water is nothing short of a humanitarian, political, and economic crisis.
While unimaginable for most of us, there are communities that have lived without water. From manmade tragedies in Flint, Michigan, to water scarcity issues in central California, to wastewater runoff in the Great Lakes, water issues abound. There are millions of Americans living in communities that never had the infrastructure to provide safe water service, relying on bottled water and septic systems each day.
We can do better.
On October 12, 2017, NGWA is joining the Value of Water Coalition, water and wastewater providers, public officials, business leaders, labor leaders, environmental organizations, community based organizations, schools, engineers, and others to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.
To learn more and participate go to http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/.