September 19, 2019 – [Peachtree Corners, GA] – Today, TruePani Inc. joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, a thousand organizations across the country will raise awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems.
An investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is essential to our national health, safety, environment, and economic prosperity. To advocate for safe drinking water and the importance of water as our most precious resource, TruePani will be hosting a breakfast event with experts from different areas of the water sector, in partnership with The Water Tower on October 23rd, 2019 from 8:00 - 10:00 AM at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. The Water Tower . Imagine a Day Without Water also falls during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the CDC, and TruePani will be sharing numerous resources to reduce lead exposure in drinking water.
Turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water, and flushing the toilet with no second though about what happens to wastewater, are actions most Americans take for granted every day. But drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing our water and wastewater systems. While most Americans enjoy reliable water service, our nation’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. A day without water service is a public health and an economic disaster: a single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Water Tower for Imagine a Day Without Water. This day of action on a national scale highlights the importance of the work both of our organizations are doing on a daily basis. There are many areas in the water sector that need attention and can’t be taken for granted. For us, the main area is point of use drinking water quality, especially lead in drinking water, and we want to continue to have conversations with stakeholders around this issue,” said Shannon Evanchec, CEO of TruePani.
Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for diverse organizations, from environmental advocates to coffee shops, aquariums to car washes, city halls to water utilities, to talk about what water is important to them. Over the past five years, it has provided a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today, so in the future no American will have to imagine a day without water. Learn more at imagineadaywithoutwater.org and follow the conversation on social media at #ValueWater.
Abigail Gardner |Value of Water Campaign Communications Director| firstname.lastname@example.org Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of The Value of Water Campaign. In 2018, more than 1,000 organizations signed
up to participate in the annual day of advocacy and education.
The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America's water infrastructure. Follow the Value of Water Campaign on Twitter and Facebook.