Water infrastructure is the lifeline of our communities.
- Our water infrastructure is necessary for a thriving economy, and a single nationwide day without water service would put our entire economy at risk.
- A day without water means firefighters can’t do their jobs, hospitals can’t function, and no one can bathe themselves or their children. Water infrastructure is vital to every household and community.
- Most water systems are more than a century old. As water infrastructure ages and deteriorates, street flooding, water service disruptions, and damage increase, and it needs replacement. Each day, a water main breaks every two minutes.
- Communities need jobs, and families need an income. If the US closes the water infrastructure investment gap, the GDP will grow by $4.5 trillion in 20 years, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs and raising the household disposable income by more than $2,000 per household.
- There are two million Americans living without safe and reliable water and wastewater services, often relying on bottled water, and potentially living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. They deserve better.
- Are your local water utilities or providers facing challenges like an aging system, drought, floods, pollution, or other problems?
Regardless of these challenges, we believe a better future is possible.
- Valuing and investing in water systems provides a path to economic recovery!
- No matter your reason for participating in Imagine a Day Without Water, continue the conversation with your friends, family, and co-workers about the value of water. A day without water doesn’t have to be inevitable. Let’s work toward a reality in which a day without water is something we only imagine.
Want to get involved locally? Check out the Illinois River Watershed Partnership. Serving Springdale, Elm Springs, Lowell, Siloam Springs, Tontitown, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Lincoln, Farmington, Prairie Grove, and Cave Springs.
“The Illinois River Watershed Partnership works to Improve the integrity of the Illinois River Watershed through public education, outreach, and implementation of conservation and restoration practices throughout the watershed.”
Visit their website to learn how you can get involved and what programs may be available to you! https://www.irwp.org/
Want to get the kids involved? Take a virtual tour of the sewer system! Do a water crossword! Take a reading journey through water & sewer pipe adventures! Go on a drinking water maze! Or learn about water with coloring book pages the whole family can enjoy!
Visit HERE for interactive games and resources for the kids, students, and family.