Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve come in contact with water today. The glass beside your bed, the sink, the shower, the pot you used to make your coffee this morning all required clean water on demand. Toho Water Authority (Toho) joins elected officials, other water utilities, community leaders and businesses participating in the annual Imagine a Day Without Water on October 23. This nationwide event is a day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, hundreds of organizations across the country will host events aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure to ensure that no American community is left without safe and reliable water.
A day without water means no water comes out of your tap to brush your teeth. When you flush the toilet, nothing happens. Firefighters have no water to put out fires, farmers couldn’t water their crops and doctors couldn’t wash their hands. 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 2 million jobs in jeopardy.
Recognizing that an investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is essential to our national health, safety and economic prosperity, Toho is participating by creating a short video on what it would mean to have no water coming from your tap for just a day. This video can be viewed on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) on October 23.
Toho strives to provide some of the lowest rates in the State of Florida. Rates are necessary to meet operational and capital infrastructure needs so that customers may continue to receive these critical services now and in the future.
To learn more about the Value of Water Campaign, please visit http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/.