The City of San Marcos joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country in recognition of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, over one thousand organizations across the country are raising awareness about the importance of water and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems.
While most Americans enjoy reliable water service, our nation’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. Drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing our water and wastewater systems. A day without water service would be a public health and economic disaster, putting $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk. The Imagine Day Without Water campaign seeks to remind Americans how turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water, and flushing the toilet with no second thought about what happens to wastewater, are actually vulnerable features of modern life.
“We're thrilled that The City of San Marcos is a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbors and public officials about the essential role water plays in all of our lives,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “Most Americans have enjoyed clean, safe, reliable water service for very low costs for generations. But the infrastructure and service it takes to bring water to our homes and businesses and take it away is not free and can’t be taken for granted. We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need.”
Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for diverse organizations, from environmental advocates to coffee shops, aquariums to car washes, city halls to water utilities, to talk about how important water is to them. Over the past five years, it has provided a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today, so that the future of access to clean, safe water utilities is not at risk.
Learn more at www.imagineadaywithoutwater.org and follow the conversation on social media at #ValueWater.