The Value of Water reports each of us use more than 100 gallons of water in a single day. Where does it come from, and where does it go? and what would it be like if the resources or the systems that make it possible didn't exist?
This month's Imagine A Day Without Water campaign concludes with our tour of the urban water cycle in Cleveland. Our water partners Cleveland Water manage the drinking water side of the cycle while we take care of the wastewater. Through our combined efforts and infrastructure, our agencies deliver and collect hundreds of millions of gallons of water every single day.
Every hour today, we'll focus on a different aspect of the urban water cycle, and bring you the stats and stories that connect our work to your lives. Check some of the updates below.
8:00 a.m.: Lake Erie, our fresh water resource
#ValueWater: Lake Erie is where CLE's water cycle begins and ends. Follow the cycle w/us & @ClevelandWater all day. pic.twitter.com/h3I6uiARZN— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. Cleveland Water and water treatment
Do u know how water gets from Lake Erie to your home? Follow the water cycle 2day w/us & @neorsd & learn #ValueWater pic.twitter.com/O6HiTlC90Z— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) October 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.: Delivering water to your home
As we cont our journey w @neorsd of the urban water cycle, consider what it takes to bring water to you! #ValueWater pic.twitter.com/u2hFEIbIDY— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) October 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.: Sewers and you
#ValueWater: Where does h2o go after the flush? Local @CleWPC sewers, then our interceptors. Here's one being built. pic.twitter.com/tPRkyB1Ehy— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
12:00 p.m.: Wastewater treatment and your sewer district
#ValueWater: After flowing through miles of sewers, your wastewater reaches a plant like this to be treated safely. pic.twitter.com/yTHVQvDH1M— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
1:00 p.m.: Back to Lake Erie
#ValueWater: We treat 90,000,000,000 gallons of h2o every year and return it safely to Lake Erie. pic.twitter.com/Yht7OAUvmB— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
2:00 p.m.: Investing in water
All 4 of our treatment plants are capable of producing more than 500m gallons of safe water each day #ValueWater pic.twitter.com/AQjadrlpwe— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) October 8, 2015
3:00 p.m.: Clean Water and you
4:00 p.m.: What are combined sewers?
#ValueWater: CLE is built on an aging system of combined sewers. The pros and cons of their outdated design: pic.twitter.com/Ef3oBVS8xf— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
5:00 p.m.: What happens at @neorsd?
#ValueWater: It takes 24 hours to treat your wastewater. Our friends Christen and Ryan give you a 2-minute recap: http://t.co/AnXY50bIhs— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015
6:00 p.m.: Back again to Lake Erie
#ValueWater: Lake > @ClevelandWater > you > us > Lake Erie. That's our urban h2o cycle, can't imagine CLE w/out it. pic.twitter.com/Ein4rLOZYc— NE Oh Regional Sewer (@neorsd) October 8, 2015