(Kansas City, MO) – Today, October 21st, 2020, KC Water joins water utilities, community leaders, elected officials, educators, and businesses from across the country to raise awareness about the value of water. ”Imagine a Day Without Water” is a nationwide day of education and advocacy about water and what we would do without it.
This year, KC Water highlights Missouri American Water MR340 and what the Missouri River means to them.
KC Water also partnered with utilities from across the country to celebrate drinking water.
And, we partnered with Heartland Conservation Alliance to show how valuable water is to our environment.
“It’s important that we take this time to recognize this national day, “Imagine a Day without Water”. We must not take water for granted. It is our most valuable resource. We must also recognize the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems to keep water flowing 24/7/365,” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.
The coronavirus pandemic has shown water is crucial to public health and our economy. Investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is a pathway to economic recovery. Renewing our aging infrastructure will protect public health, create jobs, and avoid massive costs that will come if we allow these systems to continue to deteriorate.
“We’re thrilled that KC Water is a part of “Imagine a Day without Water”. This national day of action educates our neighbors 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.
“We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need,” Fox continued.
Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of The Value of Water Campaign.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.
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