Charlotte County Florida Weekly

Charlotte County joins event to raise awareness about the value of water

Charlotte County joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators and businesses from across the country as part of the eighth 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, a thousand organizations across the country will raise awareness on Oct. 20 about not taking water for granted, and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems.

An investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems is essential to our national health, safety, environment and economic prosperity. 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. A day without water service is a public health and an economic disaster.

Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for organizations to discuss why water is important. Over the past eight years, it has provided a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today so no American will have to imagine a day without water in the future.

You can join a tour of the Burnt Store Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility, 17430 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 20.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process involved in providing water and wastewater treatment and reclamation services to the community Imagine a Day Without Water. Tour capacity is limited, and seats must be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a reservation, email Caroline.Wannall@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or call 941-764-4304. ¦

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