The City of Georgetown is joining other cities across the country for this year’s Imagine a Day Without Water day of action on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Imagine a Day Without Water is an annual, “national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment.” According to the website, “the U.S. Water Alliance and DigDeep identified that there are two million individuals who experience lack of access to adequate drinking water and sanitation.”
“The Georgetown Water team works around the clock to provide several millions of gallons of clean, drinkable water to more than 50,000 customers every day—water that not only helps us in our daily necessities, but also goes into manufacturing, fire prevention, and more,” Water Director Chelsea Solomon said. “This day is an opportunity to celebrate how important water is to our lives.”
Georgetown residents and visitors will be able to visit businesses around the Square, including Black Sugar Café, Hydrate, and others, to receive free cups featuring the Imagine a Day Without Water messaging. Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
People who collect at least one stamp on an informational postcard from participating businesses and bring it to the City’s booth at the Autumn Art Stroll between 4 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 will be entered into a goodie bag giveaway. The Water conservation booth will be located near the information/check-in table in the Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.
The Water conservation team also will be in the South Main Arts District (located between Founder’s Park and Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.) Sunday, Oct. 22, for a silent auction for the Painted Rain Barrel Project.
People can submit bids for the rain barrels 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in person at the Water conservation booth at the South Main Arts Festival. Bids start at $125. Proceeds from the auction will go toward water conservation education and outreach efforts in our local school systems.
For more information about our water conservation program, please visit water.georgetown.org.