What was the first thing you did this morning? Wash your face? Brush your teeth? Make coffee? Imagine if you didn’t have safe, clean water delivered to your tap. October 23rd marks a national observation, "Imagine a Day Without Water". It is easy for us to take water for granted. We turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. We flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away. We don’t think about the infrastructure that brings water to our homes and safely returns water to our environment – but we should. It takes an intricate network of infrastructure to deliver water to you and take it away once you have used it. It also it takes an extensive network of water professionals to keep it operating properly. If we imagine a day without water, it helps us to remember how fortunate we are to have it.