GRANTS PASS – The City of Grants Pass is just one of many regional agencies and local municipalities asking area residents to consider what life would be like without our most precious commodity during the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.
Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of the Value of Water Campaign. In 2018, more than 1,000 organizations across the country signed up to participate in the annual day of advocacy and education. Nine regional agencies are participating in this year’s events.
“All of these organizations are working to raise awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our region’s water systems,” said Frances Oyung, stormwater technician for Rogue Valley Sewer Services.
The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. 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.
“An investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems and protecting our water resources is essential to our national health, safety, environment, and economic prosperity,” said Oyung.
As part of the events, Grants Pass will host a tour of its Water Treatment Plant 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and a tour of its Water Restoration Plant 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The tours are free and open to the public. The Water Treatment Plant is located at 821 SE “M” St. The Water Restoration Plant is located at 1200 SW Greenwood Ave.
“Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for diverse organizations to talk about why water is important to them,” Oyung said.