VTMUA to Participate in “Imagine a Day Without Water” Campaign
Posted: September 21, 2018
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (VTMUA) will join elected officials, water and sewer utilities, community leaders, educators and businesses to participate in the fourth 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, hundreds of organizations across the country will host events and spearhead projects aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure.
After decades of underfunding, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. Drought, flooding and population changes are stressing them. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion of economic activity at risk. In just eight days, a national water service stoppage would put nearly two million jobs in jeopardy.
While many of these challenges are regional-specific and will require locally-driven solutions, reinvestment in water must be a national priority. Citizens going to the polls this fall to vote in the midterm elections should consider casting their votes for those who would make water a priority so no American has to live or imagine a day without water again.
The VTMUA is proud to join the Imagine a Day Without Water program to draw attention to the vital investments needed in these infrastructure systems.