Here’s why the City is challenging you to ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ on Oct. 21

The City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities on Oct. 21 will present a digital conference that highlights the often-overlooked value of clean water and the amount of work that goes into producing it.

The conference includes webinar sessions and videos that describe different parts of the water, wastewater, and drainage systems. The event is part of a national education campaign called “Imagine a Day Without Water,” which hopes to “raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.”

“Safe drinking water is so critical to everyday life, yet most people tend to take it for granted,” said Department of Utilities Director Bill Busath. “A immense amount of hard work and resources go into making that possible, and this digital conference challenges residents to think about what life would be like without easy access to clean water. It also lets people explore and understand the process that goes into making water safe for drinking.”

People can participate in the digital conference by watching the webinars and videos which will be available to watch individually on Oct. 21. The DOU also encourages people to RSVP via the Facebook event and use the hashtag #ValueWater on social media to show their participation.

Here is a list of events:

  • 9 a.m. — video tour of the Sacramento water treatment process
  • 10 a.m. — webinar of how water agencies collaborate in the Sacramento Valley
  • 11 a.m. — video tour of Sacramento’s drainage system
  • Noon — webinar on water sustainability and conservation in Sacramento

Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as “The Value of Water” and works to educate the nation about how water is essential, invaluable and in need of investment.

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