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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer joins Imagine a Day Without Water campaign

MIAMI (October 06, 2015)

Today the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) kicked- off , the “Imagine A Day Without Water,” campaign by speaking to 8th grade students at Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy. Students were informed about the vital role water plays in our daily lives, the challenges facing water and wastewater systems, and how WASD keeps water safe and reliable.

The national advocacy and educational event created by The Value of Water Coalition is taking place October 6-8, 2015. Organizations, government officials, water utilities, environmental advocates, and more are joining together to discuss the value of water. WASD will be taking to social media via Facebook and Twitter, to provide information on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) which will invest approximately $13.5 billion to enhance and upgrade WASD’s infrastructure utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

The massive underground infrastructure, which brings water to homes and businesses, is aging. A water main breaks somewhere in the U.S. every two minutes and most pipes have an average life expectancy of 50 years. “In many metropolitan areas, including Miami-Dade County, water pipes are more than 100 years old. Communities cannot afford to go a day without water if those systems reach their breaking points,” said WASD Director Lester Sola.

During Imagine a Day Without Water, participants are speaking with one voice across the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment. To join the conversation on social media use the hash tag #ValueWater. For more information on the national campaign visit http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/