Safe Drinking Water Trust Toolkit

  • Feb 22, 2019

ACWA urges its members to use the following updated materials to help educate key audiences about how the proposed Safe Drinking Water Trust would work and the potential negative impacts of the proposed tax.

The following tools are available:

Suggested Steps

Educate Key Audiences. Talk to your customers, news media, local leaders and other key stakeholders about the investments your agency has made to ensure safe drinking water in your community and why these types of investments are often financially out of reach for disadvantaged Educate them about how the Safe Drinking Water Trust would work and the potential negative impacts of a tax on your agency and the customers who would pay it. ACWA has updated the informational website www.WaterTaxFacts.org and created a new fact sheet and infographic about the Trust.

Work with ACWA to Place a Local Op-Ed. During the past two years, op-eds have played a critical role in educating Californians about the negative impacts of a proposed drinking water tax. ACWA is writing and coordinating placement of op-eds throughout the state. If you would like to work with ACWA on this effort, please contact ACWA Communications Specialist Will Holbert (willh@acwa.com) at (916) 441-4545.

Educate Using Social Media and Other Platforms. ACWA members are encouraged to share educational messages on their social media accounts, websites, newsletters, or other platforms. ACWA has created sample social media posts for your use.

Pass a Board Resolution. ACWA members interested in adopting a resolution in support of SB 669 (the Safe Drinking Water Trust) may use this sample resolution.

Questions

For questions about SB 669 (the Safe Drinking Water Trust) or opposition to a statewide water tax, please contact ACWA Deputy Executive Director for Government Relations Cindy Tuck at cindyt@acwa.com or (916) 441-4545.

For questions about the toolkit items, please contact ACWA Director of Communications Heather Engel at heathere@acwa.com or (916) 441-4545.