CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will join utilities and organizations across the country on Oct. 23 for the fifth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign, a day of education and advocacy about the value of water.
Clarksville will be one of a thousand organizations nationwide raising awareness about water and the crucial need for investment in public water systems.
Gas & Water will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the City water treatment plant and invites the community to come out and meet local drinking water providers. Councilwoman Valerie Guzman, chair of the City Council Gas & Water Committee, will present an “Imagine a Day Without Water” proclamation from Mayor Joe Pitts and facility tours will begin at 11 a.m. Please call the water plant at (931) 553-2440 to sign up and get directions.
Turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water, and flushing the toilet with no second thought about what happens to wastewater, are actions most Americans take for granted every day. But drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing water and wastewater systems.
While most Americans enjoy reliable water service, the nation’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. A day without water service would be a public health and an economic disaster, and it’s estimated a single day without water would put an estimated $43.5 billion in economic activity at risk.
As Clarksville grows, water system managers and local officials continually work to meet future demands on water and wastewater services. Learn more at imagineadaywithoutwater.org and follow the conversation on social media at #ValueWater.
The Clarksville Water Treatment Plant will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Residents are urged to call the water plant at (931) 553-2440 to sign up for the tour and get directions.