No water to drink or wash your hands. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out fires, farmers couldn't water crops, and hospitals would close. Disease would spread.
The Value of Water Campaign notes that this year’s recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water on Wed., Oct. 21 takes on special meaning in light of the critical role that safe, dependable water and sanitation have played in tackling public health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with other essential workers, “water heroes” around the world have made innovative adjustments and sacrifices to keep water flowing.
Launched six years ago, the annual water recognition event is an opportunity to raise awareness and educate consumers and leaders about the importance of maintaining and investing in the water systems in their communities.