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The value of water

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Imagine a Day Without Water is coming up and is meant to honor the ways water touches our daily lives. So let's imagine what a day without water would be like. What would we be missing out on without our water services? Here are just a few ways we'd be affected:

  • No flushing the toilet, no showering, no brushing your teeth.
  • Preparing meals would be difficult.
  • Washing the dishes, doing the laundry and taking care of other household chores wouldn't happen.
  • Sustaining our bodies would be hard with no access to water.
  • We wouldn't be protected from fires.
  • Waterborne diseases would be more common.
  • Many businesses and services would stop because of our reliance on water.
  • No fun products like beer, coffee or pumpkin spice latte could be made!

Our lives would be tremendously affected if we had no water or no water services. So let’s understand how we can show our appreciation for our water and water services.

1. Learn about your water. Your local water utility sends out a consumer confidence report each year to inform customers about their local water source and details about what contaminants, if any, are found and at what levels. Contact your water utility for any questions or concerns you may have about your water. Visit our "Your Local Water" webpage for more information.

2. Conserve water. There are a variety of ways to conserve your water, both indoors and outdoors. Visit our "Water Conservation" webpage for more information.

3. Protect and preserve water resources. It's our responsibility to safeguard our water sources for future generations. That can be done through conserving water and by making sure we're not polluting. Visit our "Water Pollution" webpage for more information.

4. Understand the water treatment process. Turning on your faucet for water is such a simple act but getting that water there takes a lot of care, hard work and manpower. Visit our "Water Cycle" webpage for more information.

5. Support water infrastructure investment. Our water infrastructure needs repair. According to AWWA’s Buried No Longer report, it will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 20 years to repair and replace water systems; wastewater systems costs are thought to be similar. Visit our "Water Infrastructure” webpage for more information.

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