WHEREAS, The Texas Rural Water Association is holding its
  48th annual convention in Austin from March 29 through March 31,
  2017, and convention participants are gathering at the State
  Capitol on March 29 to celebrate Texas Rural Water Day; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1969, the Texas Rural Water
  Association is a statewide trade organization with an active
  membership of more than 750 nonprofit water supply corporations,
  small-town water departments, special utility districts,
  municipal utility districts, investor-owned utilities, and water
  control and improvement districts that serve approximately 2.5
  million people; and
         WHEREAS, The Texas Rural Water Association is dedicated to
  helping directors, managers, and operators provide efficient
  service and clean, safe drinking water; it also encourages
  education and information exchange, offers member support
  services, and handles legislative and regulatory representation;
  moreover, the association advocates reasonable, practical, and
  affordable rules regarding rural and small water and wastewater
  systems; and
         WHEREAS, For more than 45 years, the Texas Rural Water
  Association has done its best to "Keep Texas Rural" by ensuring
  access to safe and affordable water and wastewater systems for
  those who produce food and fiber and for communities in every part
  of the Lone Star State, and Texas Rural Water Day provides a fitting
  opportunity to commend the association and its member organizations
  for their valuable public service; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby recognize March 29, 2017, as Texas Rural
  Water Day at the State Capitol and extend to members of the Texas
  Rural Water Association sincere best wishes for a memorable and
  productive annual convention.
  Perry, Lucio
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 29, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate