You wake up, shower, make your coffee, feed your family, flush the toilet, wash your laundry. Can you imagine a day without water? Water, a seemingly unending resource, plays a significant role in our lives, yet the infrastructure needed to supply access to our homes and businesses is often out of sight, and therefore, out of mind.
October 21 was the Value of Water Campaign's annual Imagine a Day Without Water. On this day, the Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department (PUD) invited residents to Jittery Joe's Roaster for a FREE cup of coffee, which is 98% water! We enjoyed meeting so many friends as we joined others across the nation to take a moment to consider what your day would be like if you couldn't turn on the tap and get clean drinking water. The water drop to the right shows a few things Athenians said they would miss without water.
What can you do for Imagine a Day Without Water? Reach out to local politicians to let them know that investment in your water infrastructure is a top priority. Learn more about where your water comes from and where it goes after it leaves your home. Read an op-ed about local water. Here are a few videos to get you started:
Your Drinking Water Quality Report
Tour of the J. G. Beacham Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Tour of the Water Reclamation Facility