At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, the usual Trivia Night at Fossil Cove Brewing Co., 1946 N. Birch Ave., in Fayetteville, Ark., will focus on water facts. The Imagine a Day Without Water Trivia Night is co-sponsored by Fossil Cove and Beaver Water District (BWD). The actual national observance is on Oct. 12.

“In the past two years, Beaver Water District has conducted social media campaigns around the event,” said Amy Wilson, BWD’s Director of Public Affairs. “This year, we wanted to engage the community in a more active way. Trivia Nights occur in other areas of the country so we thought we would pilot a project this year and see how it goes.”

Wilson added that BWD staffer Dot Neely, the utility’s Education Coordinator, will be on hand as co-host with Tyler Horne, Fossil Cove Distribution Manager and Trivia Night Emcee, to engage the public and provide Imagine a Day Without Water prizes to winners.

BWD and Fossil Cove are joining with many elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, and businesses participating throughout the United States in the third annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, hundreds of organizations across the country will host events aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure to ensure that no American community is left without safe and reliable water. Others in Arkansas conducting Trivia Night events include Bentonville Wastewater partnering with Bike Rack Brewing Co. in Bentonville and Central Arkansas Water in Little Rock partnering with Stone’s Throw Brewing, both on Thursday, Oct. 12. Additionally, the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association has been distributing Imagine a Day Without Water window clings throughout the state.

“We’re thrilled that Beaver Water District and Fossil Cove Brewing Co. are a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbors and public officials about the essential role water plays in all our lives, and the threat that aging and underfunded water infrastructure poses to our communities and economy,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign.

BWD’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. BWD supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, at the wholesale price of $1.34 per thousand gallons to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities in Northwest Arkansas then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers — more than 320,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. Fossil Cove Brewing Co. noted that the turnout for Water Trivia may be greater than usual and seating is limited, so bring a chair and plan to arrive before or by 6:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Media Contacts

Amy Wilson | Beaver Water District Public Affairs Director | awilson@bwdh2o.org |o. 479.756.3651

Abigail Gardner |Value of Water Campaign Communications Director| agardner@thevalueofwater.org| o. 412 421 0809 | c. 412 977 3051

The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America’s water infrastructure.