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 can’t water crops; and doctors can’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.
While unimaginable for most of us, there are communities that have lived without water. There are also 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 need to do better.
On October 10, 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/.
To calculate your daily water footprint go to http://wellowner.org/water-use-calculator