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Portland Water Bureau

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How Different Would Your Day Be Without Water?

National Preparedness Month ended on Sunday, Sept. 30th. But that doesn’t mean having water—during an emergency or not—is any less important now that September is over.

Think about it: How different would your day be without water?

Maybe your bedhead look is back in fashion, but most of us crave that morning shower. At the least you’d want to be able to flush your toilet and brush your teeth. For those of us who need a cup of coffee to face our mornings, we’d be stopped in our tracks.

Today, we’re asking you to imaging your day without access to our region—and our world’s—most precious resource: water.

A day without water can be scary to imagine but it doesn’t have to become a reality if we prepare together.

Learn more about safely storing water for an emergency so you can imagine a day without water without it ever becoming a reality.