This Week, Imagine A Day Without Water

This week, Oct. 6-8, the Value of Water Coalition is partnering with more than 70 organizations seeking to raise awareness about our most essential resource: water. The Coalition announced the Imagine A Day Without Water campaign in August with the launch of its site, www.ImagineADayWithoutWater.org. The national education campaign will raise awareness of and build public support for investment in water. Imagine A Day Without Water will take place across the country with participation from partner organizations, water providers, local elected officials and more.

?Imagine A Day Without Water?is an opportunity for every organization and individual that cares about water and the systems that bring it to and from homes and businesses to stand together for our most precious resource. Across the country, organizations are making plans to raise awareness and educate the public about the serious state of our aging water infrastructure systems and the tremendous benefits of investment,? said Radhika Fox, president of the U.S. Water Alliance and director of the Value of Water Coalition. ?There are countless ways for folks to get involved, so we hope everyone will use the resources on our website to find an idea that works for them.?

Partners who are interested in participating are encouraged to create their own event or content to spread the message about the importance of investing in water infrastructure. Examples of what organizations can do to participate include: invite local leaders and the press to tour a water treatment facility, work with the local mayor or city council on a proclamation or resolution, create a social media campaign, write an op-ed and more.

Get Involved

Here are a few examples of how some municipalities have gotten involved in the campaign.

Durham: Last weekend the City of Durham asked locals to imagine a day without water. Next week, we’ll get to see all of the amazing responses in a video.

Nashville: The City of Nashville is challenging its employees to use ZERO water during part of their workday on October 7th. Do you think you could manage?

Charlottesville: Tune into the airwaves on October 6th from 11 AM – 1 PM, when Charlottesville, Va., will be hosting a live radio broadcast from the city’s downtown mall area to promote the value of water. They’ll also be issuing a proclamation, publishing an op-ed, challenging students to an art contest, and displaying water-themed books in local libraries.

Pennsylvania American Water: What does a day without water actually look like? Customers will put their creativity to the test answering this question when Pennsylvania American Water launches its photography contest on October 6th.

Join the Thunderclap

The Thunderclap is the easiest way to show your support. On Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. EST, everyone who joins the Thunderclap will post to Facebook or Twitter the message, ?Water is essential to everything — from what we grow to what we manufacture! We must #ValueWater & invest in it now.? With all of our accounts posting at the same time, we will flood social media and make sure that Imagine A Day makes a big splash!
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Joining is easy. Simply click here and choose how you want to support. Once you give permission, you’re all set. On Oct. 6, it will automatically post for you.

For more information on how to get involved, please visit ImagineA Day.

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