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Eastern Sierra News for June 24, 2024





Press release

Mammoth Community Water District Joins Fourth Annual Imagine a Day Without
Water Campaign to Raise Awareness About the Value of Water

Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses participating in the fourth annual Imaginea Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water earlier this week.

Led by the Value of Water Campaign, hundreds of organizations across the country will host events and spearhead projects aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure.

After decades of underfunding, water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment. Drought, flooding, and population changes are stressing our water and wastewater systems. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion of economic activity at risk.

In just eight days, a national water service stoppage would put nearly two million jobs in jeopardy. While many of these challenges are regionally-specific and will require locally-driven solutions, reinvestment in water must be a national priority.

This year, Imagine a Day Without Water falls just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 Senate seats, 36 gubernatorial races, and countless state legislature and local races are in play. As citizens go to the polls this fall to vote in the midterm elections, the next wave of lawmakers should make water a priority so no American has to live or imagine a day without water again.

MCWD joined Imagine a Day Without Water to draw attention to the importance of water conservation and infrastructure maintenance. Information on MCWD infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects in 2018 will be available on MCWD’s website.

“The projects completed this year demonstrates our ongoing dedication to supply safe and reliable water to the Mammoth Lakes community” said Pat Hayes, General
Manager of MCWD.

“We’re thrilled that MCWD is a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbors and public officials about the essential role water plays in all of our lives, and the threat that aging and underfunded water infrastructure poses to our communities and economy” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “Water infrastructure is often out of sight, out of mind. But, the systems that deliver water to and from our homes and businesses require reinvestment and upkeep just like roads and bridges. It is time to take action before we face a national crisis.”


MCWD provides water and wastewater utility service to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas. MCWD strives to provide reliable, affordable utility service to our customers and to conduct our operations in a manner reflecting our stewardship role. We encourage our customers to practice responsible use of our limited water resources, and to take advantage of the information and services available to support this goal.