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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 10, 2019 03:30 PM
From: Representative Bud Cook
To: All House members
Subject: Water Monitoring Day Resolution
Water Monitoring Day was created by America’s Clean Water Foundation in 2003 as a program that reaches out to people all over the globe to raise awareness of water pollution issues and get people to test their local wells, taps, and bodies of water. This information is then to be publicly shared through various resources, including the World Water Monitoring Challenge Website (www.monitorwater.org).
My resolution recognizing the third Sunday in September as Water Monitoring Day is intended to remind homeowners and renters that it’s time to check their water. Testing kits are available from a variety of resources, including local hardware stores. If you live in the city, you can often get your water checked free of charge by calling your water company. Ideally, the results will be recorded to one of the many water reporting sites that are publicly available. With this information recorded and accessible to the public entire communities can get involved in making sure everyone has access to clean fresh water, and possible concerns are addressed before they have the chance to spread.
This resolution is particularly pertinent to Pennsylvania considering our beautiful waterways and the more than 3 million rural and urban residents relying on personal wells that receive limited regulation and State oversite. We respect a citizens ability to take responsibility over their own water supply, and this resolution encourages citizens to practice their due diligence and remain informed as to the quality of water resources in the Commonwealth.
Please join me in recognizing Water Monitoring Day this September 21st and encouraging the citizens of Pennsylvania to personally test and record the water quality of their communities.

Introduced as HR493