Safe Drinking Water Week proclaimed by Gov. Dayton as health department releases annual report of drinking water in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton declared May 6-12 Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota as water professionals and the communities they serve join together to recognize the vital role water plays in people’s daily lives.   In his proclamation, the governor said, “Protecting our sources of drinking water from contamination or overuse is the first step in ensuring a safe water supply. Minnesotans depend on an adequate supply of safe drinking water for their health, quality of life, and economic viability.”  In conjunction with Safe Drinking Water Week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual drinking water report. Results of monitoring by MDH engineers and public health sanitarians indicate that drinking water is generally in good shape in Minnesota’s 961 community water supply systems.  Click here to read MDH’s News Release in its entirety.


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