Day of Action: Imagine a Day Without Water

Thursday, September 01, 2016

On 15 September, Open Spatial North America joined elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organisations and infrastructure experts in participating in Imagine a Day Without Water, an effort to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.

Organized by the Value of Water Coalition, hundreds of organizations across the country participated in events aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment to ensure that no community in America is left without water and the infrastructure that brings it to and from homes and businesses.

 

Each day in the U.S., 700 water mains break. Annually, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gallons of water to leaks and breaks. To honor this national day of action, Open Spatial conducted a week of webinars with more than 35 organisations outlining the threat that aging and underfunded water infrastructure poses to our communities and economy and the critical importance of developing proactive leak detection plans.

 

For more information on A Day Without Water and to learn more about how you can participate in future days of action, visit imagineadaywithoutwater.org.