PORT ISABEL — In celebration of World Water Day, Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) personnel are celebrating the movement this month and are reminding users of the importance of freshwater resources.
According to LMWD media affairs consultant Alicia Baldovinos, each year World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.
This year’s topic focuses on water and climate change.
According to the World Water Day website, the campaign shows how people’s usage of water could help reduce floods, droughts, water scarcity, water pollution and also help fight climate change.
“By adapting to the water effects of climate change, we will protect health and save lives,” the website states. “By using water more efficiently, we will reduce greenhouse gases.”
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the LMWD planned to have activities such as in-person tours of its water treatment plants to promote and celebrate World Water Day.
“That being said, adjustments are already being made to the planned celebration, including virtual events, due to LMWD’s current focus on maintaining the health of our community amid the COVID-19 priority,” Baldovinos stated in a press release. “However, LMWD is dedicated to bringing awareness to its Laguna Madre Community about the importance of fresh water and this message of conservation during World Water Day.”
According to Baldovinos, for now the water district will share information on its social media platforms about the different ways people can get involved with water conservation.
“We encourage all residents in and around the surrounding community to show the world they care by conserving our water,” she said.
DID YOU KNOW?
– World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22 and was created in 1993.
– More than one-billion people do not have access to clean water and 2.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation services.