KC Water Participates in Fifth Annual “Imagine a Day without Water” Awareness Campaign
(Kansas City, MO) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, KC Water will join others across the country for the fifth annual Imagine a Day without Water, a day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, nearly a thousand organizations across the country will raise awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems.
“Water is vital to our health and our community. The employees here at KC Water take pride in providing quality water service to our customers every day. This week is a good time to think about what so many of us take for granted.” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.
Turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water and flushing the toilet with no second thought about what happens to the wastewater, are daily actions most Americans take for granted. Drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing water and wastewater systems across the country. A day without water service is a public health and an economic disaster: a single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk.
During the week of October 23rd, KC Water will provide coasters and coffee sleeves highlighting the value of water message to local businesses.
KC Water also created videos (see below) to highlight what we would miss without water and spoke with people who understand what it is like to have limited access to clean water.
Imagine a Day without Water – KC Water Introduction (video)
Imagine a Day without Water – KC Water Engineer speaks about growing up in India (video)
Imagine a Day without Water- KC Water Retired Engineer volunteers to build water systems in distressed countries (video)
“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. “Most Americans have enjoyed clean, safe, reliable water service for very low costs for generations. 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.”
For more information, please contact Heather Frierson, Media Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-513-0280.
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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