(Kansas City, Mo.) – Kauffman Stadium would be a mess. A local university couldn’t teach its students. And, the growing craft beer industry in Kansas City would come to a halt. Those are just a few examples of what KC Water learned when it asked local businesses to “Imagine a Day Without Water.”
This week, KC Water joined elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations, and infrastructure experts participating in Imagine a Day Without Water. Today is a national day of action to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.
KC Water asked local brewers, growers, restaurant owners, and others to “Imagine a Day Without Water.” All of them must have water before they can open their doors to the public.
Their stories are available at the following links:
- Kansas City University
- Local Breweries: Martin City Brewing Company, Torn Label Brewing, KC Bier Company, & Border Brewing
- Local Growers: Nature’s Choice Biodynamic Farm, Of the Earth Farm & Distillery, & Morningstar Community Garden
- KC Royals
- Students of aSTEAM Village
- Local Coffee Shops: Broadway Café & Roasting Company & One More Cup Coffee
- Restaurants: Ragazza, Sylvia’s Deli, & Julian
“Safe and reliable drinking water is an essential part of a healthy community and a resource we often take for granted,” said KC Water Director Terry Leeds. “While we often overlook the treatment plant, pump stations, and 2,800 miles of underground pipe that deliver water right to our taps, this is an intricate system that makes almost everything we do on a daily basis possible. This week is an important time to remember the vital role water plays in our daily lives.”
More information about Imagine a Day Without Water can be found here: http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/
The Value of Water Coalition is a group of thirty water and wastewater providers, water-reliant businesses, and policy organizations dedicated to educating and inspiring the nation about how water is essential and in need of investment. The Value of Water Coalition is coordinated by the US Water Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to securing a sustainable water future for all.
For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.513.0284.
KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.