Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas Our health and standard of living depend on an abundant supply of safe, clean water; and

Whereas Water is a precious natural resource that is vital to both the environmental and economic well-being of Massachusetts’ citizens; and

Whereas Water protection and conservation help ensure that future generations will have a safe and abundant supply of drinking water; and

Whereas  The ever-increasing need for potable water makes it incumbent on all citizens, businesses, and industries to practice water conservation as a cost effective means of extending existing water supplies; and

Whereas Through public awareness, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,  seek to remind people about the value, importance, and fragility of our water resources,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim May 6th – 12th, 2012, to be,

Drinking Water Week

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this eighteenth day of April, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
               By His Excellency                  

Deval L. Patrick                  
Governor of the Commonwealth           

William Francis Galvin             
Secretary of the Commonwealth  

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts