WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell today joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses for Imagine a Day Without Water (IADWW), a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.
Led by the Value of Water (VoW) Campaign, supporting organizations across the country will host events to raise awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure to ensure that no American community is left without safe and reliable water.
Recognizing that investment in community wastewater and drinking water systems is essential to national health, safety, and economic prosperity, Brown and Caldwell employees took to social media to discuss their passion for the sustainable management of the most precious resource. Like-minded engineers, scientists, and construction professionals rallied for the event to create videos, snap photos, and share thoughts on what water means to them using the hashtag #ValueWater.
“Our purpose is to have a positive impact on people, our clients, our communities, and the environment,” said Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineer Amy West, who led the firm’s IADWW involvement. “Imagine a Day Without Water is a great platform for our 1,700 employee-owners to celebrate our collective passion for the preservation of safe, accessible, and sustainable community water supplies.”
“We’re thrilled that Brown and Caldwell is a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbors and public officials about the essential role water plays in all of our lives. Most Americans have enjoyed clean, safe, reliable water service for very low costs for generations. But the infrastructure and service it takes to bring water to our homes and businesses and take it away is not free and can’t be taken for granted. We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need.”
Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and director of the VoW Campaign
VoW Campaign’s The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure report suggests there is over $220 billion in economic activity to be gained nationwide by closing the water infrastructure investment gap. The study reviews the projected capital needs of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities and estimates the potential associated economic benefits should investments be made.