ACUA to Celebrate Imagine a Day Without Water October 10Last Edited:
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will join hundreds of elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses nationwide in celebrating the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water on Wednesday, October 10, with a behind-the-scenes tour of its Wastewater Treatment Facility in Atlantic City, NJ.
The tour will begin at 12 p.m. Visitors will get an up-close look at the critical infrastructure that is used to treat wastewater and keep our community healthy.
“Most people don’t think about what happens after they flush the toilet, do a load of laundry or take a shower,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “But, the infrastructure that captures and treats this wastewater is critical to public health and our local economy. We are excited to welcome the public to our facility to learn more about this critical service.”
Led by the Value of Water Campaign, hundreds of organizations across the country will host events and spearhead projects aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. Investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is essential to our national health, safety, environment, and economic prosperity.
After decades of underfunding, water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. Drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing our water and wastewater systems. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion of economic activity at risk. In just eight days, a national water service stoppage would put nearly two million jobs in jeopardy.
“We're thrilled that ACUA 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, and the threat that aging and underfunded water infrastructure poses to our communities and economy,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “Water infrastructure is often out of sight, out of mind. But, the systems that deliver water to and from our homes and businesses require reinvestment and upkeep just like roads and bridges. It is time to take action before we face a national crisis.”
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