Duperon Corporation recently joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the sixth 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 organisations across the USA raises awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems.
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. The USA’s water infrastructure is ageing 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 our entire economy at risk.
Investment in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems is a pathway to economic recovery. Renewing ageing infrastructure will create jobs, protect public health, and avoid massive costs that will come if these systems to continue to deteriorate.
Duperon Corporation employees participated in Imagine a Day Without Water by creating a video to raise awareness of the importance of water: investing in it and conserving it that is viewable here.
“From public health, to energy, to food production, to recreation and thriving economies, water is a life-sustaining resource. We at Duperon, commit to being stewards of the environment to ensure a sustainable water future for generations to come. We also acknowledge the water heroes in our industry who nobly deliver water, wastewater and stormwater services so we don’t have to go without,” said Sarah Courtright, Duperon Marketing Communications Manager.
“We’re thrilled that Duperon Corporation is a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbours and public officials about the essential role water plays in all of our lives,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign.
“This year showed us the critical importance of water service to safeguard public health and the economy. But the infrastructure and service it takes to bring water to our homes and businesses and take it away is not free and can’t be taken for granted. We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need.”
Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for diverse organisations, 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 prioritise investing in water today, so in the future no American will have to imagine a day without water.