October 23rd marks the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign. On Imagine a Day Without Water, people are asked to consider how just one day without water would affect all of our lives. Count up the number of times you've used water today, and then think about what would have happened had that water not been available. As The Value of Water Campaign explains:
It would be a public health and safety crisis and economic disaster. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk. Firefighters couldn’t do their jobs. Hospitals would be unsanitary. People couldn’t wash dirty dishes, clothing, or themselves. Imagining a day without water is realizing that water infrastructure is the lifelines of our communities.
The Value of Water Campaign is asking everyone to keep the conversation going with the hashtag #ValueWater. Get the word out about our most precious resource: water!