Drinking Water Week
WHEREAS, the citizens of North Dakota recognize that our health, comfort and standards of living depend on an ample supply of safe, high-quality drinking water; and
WHEREAS, water greatly influences our everyday lives through its uses in public health, economic development, power production, agriculture, recreation, and businesses and industries; and
WHEREAS, many dedicated men and women have made significant contributions in developing, operating and maintaining our public water systems; and
WHEREAS, what we do today to protect our drinking water will affect the prosperity and well-being of future generations; and
WHEREAS, North Dakotans are encouraged to recognize this precious resource and to help protect our source waters from pollution, to practice water conservation, to become involved in local water issues and to plan for its efficient use.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim May 6-12, 2012, DRINKING WATER WEEK in the state of North Dakota.