Gov. Mark Dayton has declared April 17 - 22 as Water Action Week. It’s a great opportunity to continue the conversation about one of Minnesota’s most abundant – but precious – natural resources.
There was a time when we took water for granted. In the late 1960s, our streams and rivers were highly polluted, with untreated human waste flowing directly in the Mississippi River. This crisis led our state to create the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, as well as charge the Metropolitan Council with the job of treating the metro’s wastewater.