Imagine A Day Without Water

Imagine A Day Without Water
October 12, 2017

On Thurs., Oct. 12, the Value of Water Campaign wants you to Imagine a Day Without Water. It’s the third annual day meant to raise awareness and educate the U.S. about the critical role that water plays.

The Value of Water Campaign says the following: "Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. But could you imagine a day without water? Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service?

"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 2 million jobs in jeopardy. A day without water is nothing short of a humanitarian, political, and economic crisis."

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