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Imagine A Day Without Water
October 21, 2020
No water to drink, or wash your hands with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops. Disease would spread.
This year, as communities across America faced the public health threat of the coronavirus pandemic, water and wastewater systems continued to do their job, 24/7, keeping the water flowing. Many Americans take water for granted every day. But what would a day be like without water? Imagine a Day Without Water 2020 is the sixth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.
In drought-prone Central Texas, that hits close to home. Most residents in the Hill Country rely on groundwater from the Edwards or Trinity Aquifers for their sole source of drinking water. With irregular rainfall to recharge the groundwater systems, spring flow and water levels fluctuate substantially–sometimes wells even go dry during extended droughts. With increases in population our water supplies are stressed. Take this day to appreciate your water, check on your well, fix leaks, and plan for more natives or add a rainwater tank.
How do you #ValueWater?