Have you ever considered what it would be like to wake up one morning and discover that you had no water to brush your teeth, take a shower, or even make a pot of coffee?
This is the very scenario that the Imagine a Day Without Water (IDWW) campaign is asking everyone to consider on tomorrow, October 10.
What’s the Purpose of This Campaign?
The purpose of Imagine a Day Without Water is to encourage the general public and public officials to recognize the essential role water plays in our daily lives.
Another goal is to raise awareness regarding the future of sustainable water by encouraging environmental organizations, community-based organizations, schools and engineers to promote water appreciation.
In addition, it's an opportunity for water and wastewater employees to showcase the vital part they play in providing, and recycling, water in their respective communities.
How Can I Participate?
The following are some suggestions for how you can participate in this campaign.
- Take a tour of a water treatment plant in your area.
- Ask your governor, mayor, city council members, and local commissioners to participate in the campaign.
- Encourage a business or organization to become involved.
- Volunteer your services to a local water-oriented clean-up project.
- Download the IDWW logo and share this on your social media accounts and use the hashtag: #ValueWater
- Visit the Imagine A Day Without Water website.
Have You Considered Getting into the Water & Wastewater Industry?
The water & wastewater management field offers job seekers both long-term job security, as well as the opportunity to make a median pay of $46,150.
Where Can I Get the Training I Need to Enter This Field?
Currently Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH has a Water and Wastewater Management Associate Degree program. In only 4 semesters, students can graduate with an Associate of Technical Study in Natural Resources: Major in Water and Wastewater Management degree.
What Are the Advantages of Hocking College's Program?
Students who enroll in Hocking College’s
Water & Wastewater Management program will receive the following advantages:
- The program was designed by experienced water and wastewater personnel.
- Current operators can earn contact hours while working on their degree.
- Water and wastewater positions are on Ohio’s In Demand Occupations List.
- There is a projected 6% increase in employment in this field between 2014 and 2024.
- Hocking College’s program is Ohio EPA approved for experience credit as an equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree.
- Half of the courses in the curriculum are offered online.
- Students can maximize their marketability by continuing their education.
- Students who want to advance in their career can easily get the additional training they need.