|WHEREAS, Minnesotans depend on an adequate supply of safe drinking water for their health, quality of life, and economic viability; and
WHEREAS, Protecting our sources of drinking water, whether surface water or groundwater, from contamination or overuse is the first step to ensuring a safe water supply; and
WHEREAS, Professional treatment and monitoring of the quality of drinking water and water infrastructure is critical to our wellbeing; and
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WHEREAS, All Minnesotans rely on safe drinking water from public water systems in their homes, schools, and workplaces.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim the week of May 6-12, 2012 as:
SAFE DRINKING WATER WEEK
in the State of Minnesota.