This evening, save water by drinking beer

Why World Water Day is a good excuse to take a dive into some suds.

Photo by Adam Williams

One of America’s many blind spots is the difficulty many other countries have in accessing fresh, safe drinking water. Or are we just starting to figure it out? With Los Angeles’s ongoing water crisis and the tragedy that is Flint, Michigan, maybe we don’t see water as much of a cheap, plentiful commodity as we used to.

Today is World Water Day, and according to UN-Water, there are 663 million people who lack access to safe drinking water.

What can you do to help?

Why, it’s Richmond! So the obvious answer is drink beer!

If you go down to the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing today between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, you can hang with Governor McAuliffe, the James River Association, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hardywood crew, and other city and county residents who, like you, do not take your water access for granted.

Hardywood will be slinging their Great Return beer, which celebrates water by…not being water. For every Great Return sold, Hardywood will donate 25 cents to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Save the Bay efforts and 25 to the James River Foundation, and the Boathouse will match it all!

The more you drink, the more you help. And also the more you need a ride home, so please transport yourself responsibly.

Governor McAuliffe is expected make a special announcement or proclamation or something of the sort.

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