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PUC Joins 6th Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” to Raise Awareness About the Value of Water

PUC Joins 6th Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” to Raise Awareness About the Value of Water

Published on 10/21/2020

Filed under: Consumer Education Water and Wastewater

Nationwide day of education, advocacy on value of water is Oct. 21

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is joining elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country on Wednesday, October 21 as part of the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

Led by the Value of Water Campaign, “Imagine a Day Without Water” provides a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today.

“Our Commission is proud to partner with a thousand organizations across the country in raising awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems,” said Vice Chairman David W. Sweet.

“This year, more than ever as communities are dealing with the public health crisis from coronavirus, we see that reliable water service is something we depend on to protect our health and economy. The impacts of a day without water are tremendous, which is why ongoing investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is a pathway to protecting public health, promoting economic recovery and safeguarding the environment.”

Imagine a Day Without Water provides a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today.

“Imagine a Day Without Water” is an opportunity for diverse organizations, from environmental advocates to coffee shops, aquariums to car washes, city halls to water utilities, to talk about why water is important to them. Learn more at imagineadaywithoutwater.org and follow the conversation on social media at #ValueWater.

“We’re thrilled that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission 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. “This year showed us the critical importance of water service to safeguard public health and the economy. 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.”

About the PUC

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

Visit the PUC’s website at www.puc.pa.gov for recent news releases and video of select proceedings. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Search for the “Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission” or “PA PUC” on your favorite social media channel for updates on utility issues and other helpful consumer information.

 

 

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