WWEMA launches unique challenge to promote value of water, infrastructure funding

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association has launched the WWEMA Water Challenge to raise awareness of the value of water and the need for adequate funding for water and wastewater infrastructure.

LEESBURG, VA, March 12, 2015 -- Today, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) launched the WWEMA Water Challenge to raise awareness of the value of water and the need for adequate funding for water and wastewater infrastructure.

WWEMA is challenging local, state and federal officials as well as community leaders and other concerned citizens to "turn off their taps," whether literally or figuratively, and share their experiences on social media. The Challenge will continue through Water Week, April 12-18, which coincides with WWEMA's Washington Forum as well as several other water advocacy group events.

"It's a fun way to demonstrate the myriad ways we rely on ready access to water in our daily lives and how much we take that access for granted," said WWEMA Executive Director Vanessa Leiby. "We're using the #NoWater hashtag to spread the word and draw attention to our most precious resource."

The Water Challenge website offers complete details on the Challenge as well as suggestions on additional steps individuals can take, including an online petition calling for increased awareness and support for water and wastewater funding. For details and to take the Challenge, visit www.wwema.org.

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About WWEMA

Since 1908, WWEMA has informed, educated, and provided leadership on the issues that shape the future of the water and wastewater industry. Its member companies supply the most sophisticated leading-edge products and technologies, offering solutions to every water-related environmental problem and need facing today’s society. For more information, visit www.wwema.org.

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