News Flash

Power & Water News

Posted on: October 13, 2021

Turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. Flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away.

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Water infrastructure is the lifeline of our communities.

  • 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 somewhere in the world. 
  • Extreme weather events and climate events, such as droughts, hurricanes, storms, flooding, and wildfires are happening more often and are intensifying due to climate change. These disasters overwhelm our aging water infrastructure and can leave communities without reliable access to safe water and wastewater services for days, weeks or months. 
  • 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.

The call to action: Imagine a Day Without Water is a chance to learn more about your water.

The systems that deliver water to homes and businesses are vital but often out of sight. Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity to learn about your water. Where does it come from? Where does it go after you use it? 


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