No water to drink. No water with which to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry.
Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters could not put out fires. Farmers and ranchers could not water their crops or care for their animals.
Some communities already know how impossible it is to go even a single day without our most precious resource: Water. The fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water is dedicated to raising awareness around and educating Americans about the value of water.
Last year, over 500 organizations came together. ARCSA is joining this year to bring awareness to the importance of developing local alternate water, rainwater and stormwater, for sustainable uses of water. Reducing overuse of existing and shrinking freshwater supplies: surface waterways and reservoirs, and aquifers.
The Value of Water Campaign's Imagine A Day Without Water, http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/, educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable - and badly in need of significant reinvestment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America's water infrastructure (http://thevalueofwater.org).
Making our water infrastructure more sustainable so we never have to imagine a day without water. This is where ARCSA plays important lobbying and technical roles to promote onsite rainwater and stormwater supply solutions, through both regulatory and technical approaches. Large, regional water-moving projects get headlines, but small, decentralized, onsite harvesting systems have a critical role to play, while keeping financial resources in local economies.
The mission of ARCSA, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association, is to provide resources and information on rainwater and stormwater collection, to promote the advancement of rainwater conservation and to work with government at all levels in promoting rainwater and stormwater management. The ARCSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, serves as the global resource for rainwater and stormwater harvesting by promoting research, education and thought leadership.
For more information, please contact Jeff Falcusan, Executive Director, at 480-289-5766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.