Resolution Template

Resolution Template

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Resolution Template

Work with your local elected officials on passing a resolution to recognize Imagine A Day Without Water. This resolutions template has sample language that can be tailored for your community.

Download the Resolution Template here, and please let us know if you use it in your communications by emailing khenderson@uswateralliance.org.


Imagine a Day Without Water: Resolution Template

Recognizing the annual national day of advocacy, “Imagine a Day Without Water” being held on October 21, 2020 which is an organized effort to educate the public about why water as an essential, invaluable resource, highlighting the critical importance of access to reliable, clean water and the need for water infrastructure investments necessary to maintain and rebuild these vital systems. 

Whereas, the infrastructure that brings [XXX] residents an average of [XX] gallons of water per person, per day, and then safely returns water to the environment is essential to the quality of life, environment and economic vitality of [the City of XXX]; and 

Whereas, a day without water would be a public health and safety crisis due to the impacts which would limit the abilities of safety personnel such as firefighters and hospitals staff to do their jobs, as well as businesses and homes to function; and 

Whereas, water infrastructure is critical in protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic; and

Whereas, America’s water infrastructure is aging and failing—and there are communities that have never had access to infrastructure in the first place; and 

Whereas, our water infrastructure is necessary to a thriving economy and public health protection, but is facing unprecedented challenges; and 

Whereas, America’s economy is facing a recession; and

Whereas, valuing and investing in water systems provides a path to economic recovery; now; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that [the organization] recognizes water is essential to the quality of life and economic competitiveness and acknowledges the importance of educating the public about the value of water through the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that [the organization] is dedicated to investing in safe and reliable water and wastewater infrastructure and calls on our federal partners to bring much-needed funding and innovation to protect and restore our critical water infrastructure.