Celebrate Protecting Our Water Systems In Madison
Earth Day Is April 22
Our Focus: Help Protect Water Systems
Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. has something to say about Earth Day this year. By way of reminder for everyone, this year’s Earth Day, is set to inform you about creating a big impact on protecting our water systems as well as the enviroment. Along with Judy Wohlt, PMI Communications Team, for Valek and Co., it is our hope to educate each individual resident in Madison and surrounding cities in Dane county, about honoring and protecting the water systems here in Madison and in the state of Wisconsin.
In addition to being advocates for protect of water systems, our Earth Day Challenge In Madison can also be a day of action on your part by finding out more about your participation in Madison events already scheduled: Find Out More Now.
This year, Earth Day provides a great platform for plumbing companies like Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical, Inc and our nations leading manufacturing companies and other businesses to make pledges and announce their overall sustainability efforts for 2019 all around the nation. Activities can include collaborating on local environmental projects, voting for leaders committed to protect the public and the environment, and sharing acts of green to help educate and inspire others to join the Earth Day movement.
Did you know that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in Earth Day? The truth is we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
A political action and civic participation community around the world, people march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads just to mention a few benefits of the popular celebrations. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.
In the plumbing industry around this country and around the world, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) this year has released some pretty defining information you need to know and understand about water systems. PMI does work daily to assure and advocate the ongoing protection of water systems.
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) advocates for the restoration of America’s aging underground water infrastructure to save water and improve water and sanitation safety. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) gave the U.S. drinking water and wastewater systems D grades on its most recent Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Among the nation’s most significant challenges are 850 water main breaks a day, according to the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that more than 1.7 trillion gallons of treated water are lost to leaks annually, with 16 percent of the treated water never reaching the tap.
Water supplies in America are becoming strained due to drought and regional population growth, as well, making a strong and efficient water infrastructure all the more important. Less precipitation in California and other states has dramatically reduced mountain snowpack and the amount of water stored in reservoirs. See the U.S. Drought Monitor, which shows parts of the country currently being affected by drought. In addition, there is greater demand for water in arid regions where population is growing, such as southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) advocates the restoration of the United States’ underground water infrastructure to reduce risks to safe, sustainable drinking water and promote the efficient use of water. This solution will end catastrophic leakage and public safety hazards resulting from the current, aging infrastructure. The deterioration of the nation’s aging underground water infrastructure also has an adverse effect on public health and safety, as seen most dramatically in Flint, Mich., as well as in other cities and town across the nation.
PMI and its members are doing their part, and remember that Action and PMI are committed to its vision of “Safe, responsible plumbing. Always.” As a key component in the overall water system, and support the value of products that maximize the efficient use of water. Creating a safe and efficient expanded underground water infrastructure that will meet the needs of all Americans, even those living in regions affected by water shortages is just the beginning of the process.
Did You Know Earth Day Began in Wisconsin?
Earth Day Began in Wisconsin Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson -Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day to educate people about the environment after he saw the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, our Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin on June 4, 1916 and died on July 4, 2005. Nelson served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1949 to 1959, as Governor of Wisconsin from 1959-1963, and in the United States Senate from 1963-1981.
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