October 20, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin and the members of the Hamilton Township Council will join together this evening to declare October 21st as a ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’ in Hamilton Township. This year marks the sixth annual day sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign to raise awareness and educate Americans about the value of water by the US Water Alliance and the first of its honoring by Hamilton Township.
‘Imagine A Day Without Water’ is a national education campaign, which aims to bring together various groups across our nation to highlight just how essential and invaluable water is, while also reinforcing the critical need for investing in our water system. Today, it serves as a reminder to never take our water for granted and through this proclamation we are hoping to emphasize this concept.
Mayor Martin, the members of Council, and the Director of Water Pollution Control, Carrie Feuer, join together to remind our residents not to take water for granted and not just because of its value when it comes to hydration. Without water our hospitals would close, our farmers would be unable to care for their crops, firefighters would not be able to put out fires and our restaurants would be shuttered.
“Flushing a toilet is a task we often take for granted,” stated Water Pollution Control Director Carrie Feur. “However, this year as we faced a public health crisis, coronavirus, our community found a reliable water service is crucial to protect our health and economy.”
“We’re thrilled that Hamilton Township is 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 of our lives,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “This year showed us the critical importance of water service to safeguard public health and the economy. But the infrastructure and service it takes to bring water to our homes and businesses and take it away is not free and can’t be taken for granted. We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need.”
“The residents of Hamilton understand the necessity for clean, safe water and through this initiative, I echo my call for Trenton Water Works to ensure safe and clean drinking water for all of their customers,” said Mayor Martin. “I will not back down from this fight, it will continue to be a point of emphasis in my administration.”
“The Hamilton Township Council has stood alongside Mayor Martin in his fight to ensure Hamilton Township is provided with clean and safe water,” stated Councilman Charles Whalen. “We will continue to support this effort until a time when we feel Hamiltonians are receiving the service they deserve.”
More information for the ‘Image A Day Without Water’ campaign may be found on their website at www.imagineadaywithoutwater.org.