Drinking Water Protection
Water Action Week
Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed April 17-23, 2016, to be Water Action Week in Minnesota. Throughout the week, Governor Dayton visited school classrooms, water treatment facilities, research institutions, and farms to encourage Minnesotans to learn more about the challenges facing Minnesota’s waters, and empower every individual to take actions in their own lives to be part of the solution.
MDH Drinking Water Annual Report
Governor Mark Dayton announced a $219.7 million plan to modernize Minnesota’s aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and to protect groundwater from contamination.
The governor is continuing his commitment to the safety of drinking water and protection of water sources. Last spring, Governor Dayton, flanked by Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, held a press conference (above photo) in conjunction with the release of the MDH Drinking Water Annual Report, which focused on the impact of nitrate on Minnesota waters. Minnesota Drinking Water 2015 Annual Report for 2014
Safe Drinking Water Act 40th Anniversary Video
The Drinking Water Protection Program protects public health by ensuring a safe and adequate supply of drinking water at all public water systems, which are those that serve water to the public. This includes municipalities, manufactured housing developments, businesses, schools, and other facilities that serve water to more than 25 people on a regular basis.
The Urban Water Cycle
Interactive Drinking Water Educational Module
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