Imagine a Day Without Water

Kent Newton- SDD Executive Director

Water is an essential element of our daily lives, a precious resource that often goes unnoticed until it’s absent. The Sanitary District of Decatur understands the significance of water in our community, and we’re proud to participate in the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign. This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness about the vital role water plays in our lives and communities. We hope our participation in this campaign will inspire our communities to appreciate, conserve, and protect our most valuable resource.

The “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign is an opportunity for us to reflect on the critical role water plays in our daily lives. It encourages us to contemplate what a day without water would look like, highlighting the numerous ways water influences our routines, jobs, health, and well-being.

In the Decatur area, water is not just a convenience; it’s a cornerstone of our community’s prosperity. Our  industrial base relies on water for production processes, and our agricultural sector depends on it to grow crops. Without a reliable water supply, these essential components of our local economy would be compromised. Moreover, our homes, schools, and hospitals rely on clean and safe water for drinking, cooking, and sanitation. A day without water would disrupt these essential services, affecting the health and quality of life for our residents.

The Sanitary District of Decatur is committed to providing Macon County and the City of Decatur with safe, reliable and cost-effective wastewater services. Our efforts include working  continuously to improve wastewater collection and treatment facilities and processes to protect the environment and public health.

This campaign serves as a reminder of the importance of water conservation and the responsible use of this finite resource. By participating in the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign, we hope to raise awareness about the value of water and inspire individuals, businesses, and government entities in Decatur to take action to preserve and protect our water resources.

How You Can Get Involved:

  1. Conserve Water: Practice water-saving habits at home and work to reduce your water consumption.
  2. Advocate for Water: Support policies and initiatives that prioritize the responsible use and protection of our water resources.
  3. Be Responsible at Home: Don’t flush products like plastics, feminine hygiene products, or cleaning wipes (even the kind that say “flushable”) that may be harmful to our wastewater system.
  4. Engage with Your Community: Share the importance of water with your friends, family, and neighbors, and encourage them to get involved.
  5. Participate in one of our activities: The following grade appropriate activities can be used to what a day without water means to you.

Art project – Grade 2-5  

Record all the ways water is used for one day and then draw about what a day without water would look like. LINK TO ART PROJECT

Essay project – Grade 6-12

Research the South Africa “Day Zero” water crisis or drought in the United States and write a one-page essay about what a day without water would be like. LINK TO ESSAY PROJECT

Any project submission to the Sanitary District of Decatur made between October 19 and November 19 will be considered for recognition on the District Website and could be used for future promotion of a day without water.

The Sanitary District of Decatur is proud to participate in the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign, and we invite you to join us in raising awareness about the value of water and the need to conserve and protect it. By working together, we can ensure a brighter, water-secure future for Decatur and all its residents.