Third Annual Day to Raise Awareness and Educate America about the Value of Water

There are 700 water main breaks nationwide every day — that’s one every two minutes — and the average age of our pipes is nearly a half-century, or even older in urban areas like New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
Thursday, October 12th is third annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day to consider if we had no water to make our morning coffee; no water for farmers to water crops; no water for doctors to wash their hands. Infrastructure legislation is a top priority for Congress and the Administration this year, and the Value of Water Campaign wants to ensure that water infrastructure is on every legislator’s short list to guarantee safe, secure, and reliable delivery of water to our nation’s homes and businesses.

“Infrastructure was supposed to be a top priority for Congress and the Trump Administration this year and now we want to see action,” says Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “Most people take water for granted. Our goal is to ensure that President Trump follows through on his campaign promise by putting rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure at the forefront of political conversation and decision-making this year.”

Radhika Fox discusses the need to invest in water infrastructure at the national and local levels, the importance of water in daily life and ways viewers can participate in the
Imagine A Day Without Water campaign.


Related links:  Imagine A Day Without Water