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May 7-13, 2023: Drinking Water Week
May 07, 2023
WHEREAS, for more than 30 years, the Michigan Section of American Water Works Association has celebrated our most valuable natural resource during Drinking Water Week each year in May; and,
WHEREAS,as Michigan prepares to celebrate Drinking Water Week along with other states across the country, we pause to consider the essential role water plays in our quality of life – for public health, safety, and economic vitality; and,
WHEREAS,while we desire drinking water of the highest quality, we recognize that our water supply is neither limitless nor without expense. Good drinking water is a precious resource and one which requires ongoing investment to protect; and,
WHEREAS,we are all stewards of the water infrastructure upon which future generations will depend, and as citizens, we are called upon to help protect our source waters by practicing water conservation and following best drinking water practices; and,
WHEREAS,as today’s water consumers rely on safe drinking water, we encourage improved operation and maintenance of water facilities, increased monitoring, replacement of aging pipes and equipment, and installation of new treatment technologies as they become available; and,
WHEREAS, dedicated professionals, such as scientists, engineers, regulatory officials, water plant owners and operators, and citizen groups across the state work to protect and improve our water supply and ensure high-quality drinking water in Michigan is available for future generations; and,
WHEREAS, as the Great Lakes State, Michigan is blessed with an abundance of fresh water, a resource whose value to public health and economic vitality cannot be overstated, and we encourage consumers to take advantage of opportunities to learn more about their drinking water and actions they can take;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 7 – 13, 2023, as Drinking Water Week in Michigan.