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Imagine a Day Without Water 2017

Oct 12, 2017 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

Imagine not having water to drink, to shower or brush your teeth, to flush the toilet, or prepare food? Without water, hospitals would have to close, firefighters couldn’t fight fires, and farmers couldn’t water their crops. A day without water is a day of crisis.

To raise awareness of the value of water and the importance of investing in water/sewer infrastructure, the water industry and communities throughout the country designated Oct. 12 for the third annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign.

The MWA is similar to many large water systems in major metropolitan areas in that its infrastructure is aging and in need of reinvestments.

During its August Board Meeting, the MWA Board approved the current five-year Capital Improvement Plan Budget for FY 2018-2022, which totals more than $49.6 million. Included in this total is approximately $3.6 million in Operating and Maintenance capital items and a little more than $46 million in Capital Reserve capital items. The former includes capital projects less than $50,000, while the latter includes the major projects that total more than that amount.

The budget for the MWA five-year Capital Improvement Plan contains assets and projects that are deemed necessary in order to maintain and support the infrastructure and mission of the Authority, which includes “providing quality water and sewer services for the enhancement of the quality of life for our customers and community.”

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
Phone: 770-757-1681

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