Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 Highlights
Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 was the biggest yet! For our fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water more than 1,200 organizations participated. We thank everyone who signed up and stepped out to share the message about how we can't take our water infrastructure for granted.
The message of Imagine a Day Without Water reached millions of people through social media and press coverage, and we loved your creativity in getting the word out. From the halls of congress to the halls of elementary schools, there was incredible engagement across the country. Here are a few highlights
This year municipal water and wastewater agencies, elected officials, breweries and coffee shops, manufacturing and trade associations, museums, schools, community organizations, federal government agencies, and more all participated in Imagine a Day Without Water. The activities that participating organizations have created this year grew to include student art and essay contests, water bingo and trivia nights, tours, opens houses and much more. Some participants challenged each other to see how long they could last during their day without water (spoiler alert, it wasn't the whole day).
Atlanta Department of Watershed Management held a guided walkthrough of their Hemphill Water Treatment Plant and an immersive virtual reality 3D tour of the new Water Supply Program at Bellwood Quarry. Attendees were provided complimentary coffee courtesy of Chick-fil-A as they Imagine a Day Without Water together.
KC Water created multiple videos 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. During the week of October 23rd, KC Water provided coasters and coffee sleeves highlighting the value of water message to local businesses.
Valley Water Board Chair Linda J. LeZotte asked everyone to consider what their day would be like if they couldn't turn on the tap in a video shared on social media.