How did you use water today? To brush your teeth? To take a shower? To make your morning cup of coffee? We just turn on the tap, and there it is. But, it’s not that simple. Water is delivered to us in a network of pipelines that was installed decades ago, and these pipelines are nearing the end of their service life. The American Water Works Association estimates $1T is needed over the next 25 years to upgrade existing water systems and meet the drinking water infrastructure needs of a growing population.
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company is joining water and wastewater utilities, public officials, business leaders, engineers, manufacturers and more in Imagine a Day Without Water – Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the value of water to humanity, the country’s aging and failing water infrastructure, and the need for public and private investment.
This is the second year AMERICAN has participated in Imagine a Day Without Water. Last year, more than 350 companies and organizations across the world joined in the effort. This year our focus is on the values of water– fire protection, drinking, health, life and economy – in our everyday lives. Below are some facts related to these values.