2018 Minnesota Party Platform Issue Resolution - Drinking Water Infrastructure
In Support of:
Drinking Water Infrastructure
WHEREAS, water is a fundamental component of modern society, supporting a range of essential activities for consumers and businesses;
WHEREAS, public and private water and wastewater systems in the United States deliver clean water for drinking and removing and treating wastewater from homes using a complex infrastructure of plants, pumps, and pipes;
WHEREAS, by many estimates, including those of the American Water Works Association, an estimated $1 trillion is necessary to maintain and expand service to meet demands over the next 25 years;
WHEREAS, Minnesotans have a widely-shared expectation that one role of government is to protect people and their health. Providing clean, healthy drinking water is one of those essential roles;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the _____________party supports the idea that we must make water quality and drinking water quality a priority by investing in the necessary infrastructure and implementing policies that will protect all of our drinking water sources.