This year, we have faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented disaster with the recent wildfires. Throughout these emergencies, our water treatment plant operators and public works professionals have kept clean drinking water flowing to homes, hospitals, fire hydrants, schools, and businesses.
These crises demonstrate the critical role that water and wastewater systems play in our daily lives, protecting public health, safeguarding the environment, fighting fires, making a healthy economy possible, and supporting our quality of life.
Millions of Americans take water service for granted every day. We turn on the tap, and safe drinking water reliably flows out. We flush the toilet, and don’t have to think twice about where it goes.
Today, we Imagine a Day Without Water. We ask you to consider what your day would be like if you couldn’t turn on the tap and get clean drinking water. Let’s pause and notice the way that water systems impact our lives and communities. We ask you to share why water is important to you, your business, your family and your community, and help us commit to ensuring a sustainable water future for generations to come.