Take a second and think about all of the activities in your daily life that use water – showering, cooking, cleaning, watering plants, swimming. Now think about all the events and operations in Southlake alone that use water. Events like Oktoberfest and Stars & Stripes, construction of the new Champions Club, installation of new water and wastewater infrastructure, firefighting, etc.
Today, October 10, 2018, the City of Southlake joined water utilities, community leaders, educators and businesses participating in the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education about the value of water.
Understanding the importance of maintaining our drinking water and wastewater systems is essential to our community’s health, safety, and environment. Drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing our water and wastewater systems. In 2017, Southlake residents used 2.3 billion gallons of water, which comes out to an average of about 220 gallons of water per person per day. In 2018, this number has increased to 245 gallons on average.
“Most of the time, our water and wastewater systems are out of sight, out of mind. This means everything is working the way it should! With the right support, we can maintain these systems properly so you don’t see many water or sewer line breaks that could affect your household or business, and so you can enjoy the many attractions and events the City has to offer,” says Environmental Coordinator Ashley Carlisle.
So once more, we ask: “Can you imagine a day without water?” Show us your support on social media and let us know the most important part of your life that water contributes to!