Imagine A Day Without Water

What is Imagine a Day Without Water?

Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign to engage stakeholders, public officials, and the general public about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment. It will take place on October 23, 2019 and includes events, social media engagement and more across the country and here in the Rogue Valley.

For more information on the campaign click here.

Local Actions

Water resources agencies in the Rogue Basin are joining forces as part of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

Who is behind the Rogue Basin’s Imagine a Day Without Water?

Cities:

  • City of Ashland
  • City of Grants Pass
  • City of Medford

Drinking Water Providers:

  • Rogue Drinking Water Partnership: City of Grants Pass and Medford Water Commission

Additional Organizations:

  • Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Rogue River Watershed Council
  • Rogue Valley Council of Governments
  • Rogue Valley Sewer Services

All of these organizations are working to raise awareness about not taking water for granted and the crucial need for investment in our region’s water systems. An investment in our drinking water and wastewater systems and protecting our water resources is essential to our national health, safety, environment, and economic prosperity.

Schedule of Events

Water is Life: Tour of Ashland Pond (Meet at end of Glendower St.)
Host: City of Ashland, SOU Environmental Education Dept.
Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/fall-in-the-field-water-is-life/7593

Tour of Grants Pass Water Treatment Plant
Host: City of Grants Pass, Public Works
Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: None

Ashland’s Water: Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go?
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: North Mt. Park Nature Center
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/ashland-s-water-where-does-it-come-from-and-where-does-it-go/7595

Tour of Duff Treatment Plant
Host: Medford Water Commission
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
RSVP: Email Water@MedfordWater.org.

Tour of Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Host: City of Medford
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RSVP: Email Ed.Sturtevant@cityofmedford.org or call 541-774-2750.

Tour of Ashland Drinking Water Treatment Plant & Reeder Reservoir
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/tour-of-ashland-s-water-treatment-plant-and-reeder-reservoir/7596

Introduction to Greywater Systems
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Mt. Park Nature Center
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/introduction-to-the-laundry-to-landscape-greywater-system/7597

Tour of Ashland Waste Water Treatment Plant
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/waste-water-treatment-plant-tour/7598

Tour of Grants Pass Water Restoration Plant
Host: City of Grants Pass, Public Works
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: None

Stormwater Management
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: North Mt. Park Nature Center
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/stormwater-management/7599

Rain Catchment System Design
Host: City of Ashland
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon.
Location: North Mt. Park Nature Center
RSVP: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ashlandparks/Activity_Search/rainwater-catchment-system-design/7600