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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Every Drop Counts – How You Can Keep Water Flowing to Minnesota Families

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
                                                        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

In the land of 10,000 lakes, drinking water seems like a given.

However, water can’t be consumed straight from the river or lake without being treated to make it fit to drink. Saint Paul Regional Water Services treats and delivers water to more than 415,000 people in Saint Paul and surrounding suburbs.

Some of those 415,000 people occasionally have trouble paying their water bills.

When someone is unable afford their water service, their families run the risk of going without running water.

We tend to take our water for granted. It flows from our faucets when we go to the sink. The shower gets warm when we turn it on. The washing machine fills when we wash our clothes. Our toilets flush without a second thought.

But for those who have trouble paying for those services, going without tap water to drink, wash dishes and laundry, take a shower, or even flush toilets, can become an unthinkable reality.

Here’s the good news: you can help.

You can make a donation to WaterWorks, a voluntary contribution program initiated by SPRWS and administered jointly with the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties. WaterWorks helps those in need to pay their water bills.

With your help, together we can keep drinking water flowing to the homes of all of our neighbors.

For more information, read about WaterWorks.

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