Most Americans take water, and the systems that bring it to and from homes and businesses, for granted. They turn on the tap, and safe drinking water reliably comes out. They flush the toilet, and they don’t have to think twice about how that wastewater will be taken away and safely treated before it is returned to the environment.
But could you Imagine a Day Without Water? Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service? No water to brush your teeth, flush the toilet, grow crops, brew beer, or put out fires. A day without water is a crisis. On September 15, 2016, more than 500 organizations will raise awareness about our critical water infrastructure systems and the need to invest in them so communities never have to imagine a day without water.