In recognition of "Imagine a Day Without Water" the Big Bear Lake Department of Water will be setting up outside two local home stores to educate homeowners, give away free stuff and get people signed up for complimentary water conservation surveys. Stop by and meet "Flo," the EPA Watersense Spokes'Gal'lon.
Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go.
But could you imagine a day without water?
A day without water means no water comes out of your tap to brush your teeth. When you flush the toilet, nothing happens. Firefighters have no water to put out fires; farmers couldn’t water their crops, and doctors couldn’t wash their hands. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion of economic activity at risk.