On Sept. 10, water and wastewater professionals will speak up for water infrastructure. Here’s how you can help.


Sometimes, it takes a thousand voices to make a big noise. Or, in this era, maybe a thousand Tweets and Facebook hashtags.

That’s the point of Thunderclap, a social media tool that lets users simultaneously Tweet, Facebook and Tumblr a single, uniform message across the Web. The goal is to get a topic to trend on social media through a consolidated effort — to make a virtual thunderclap.

Whew.

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Now that we’re past the technical details, here’s why this is important to you, the water and wastewater industry: On Sept. 10, Water Works — a group of water and wastewater service providers, public officials and private industry leaders — is hosting a Thunderclap effort to spread the message about water infrastructure. All of this is happening as industry leaders assemble in Washington, D.C., to educate the White House and Congress about our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

If it works, the #WaterWorks Thunderclap will rumble across Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, making a noise even Washington can’t ignore.

How do you participate?

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  1. Go to the WaterWorks Thunderclap page and sign up.
  2. Once you give the app permission, a message will post on your behalf on Sept. 10 in support of water and wastewater infrastructure.
  3. That’s it. See how easy that was?

Thunderclap will only post a single message on Sept. 10 to your account, and that’s it. The more involvement, the more effective the campaign will be, so please consider joining water and wastewater organizations from across the country.

On the same day, Water Works will take part in a Congressional briefing, speaking on the importance of improving water infrastructure in America. The event will focus on the economic impact of water infrastructure and how infrastructure jobs are putting people to work and growing local and regional economies.

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So join Water Works in sending the message. Let’s raise a unified voice to support water infrastructure investment. Let’s make a #WaterWorks Thunderclap.


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