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Legislation #: 041429 Introduction Date: 12/16/2004
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Recognizing December 16, 2004, as the 30th Anniversary of the enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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12/15/2004 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/16/2004 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 041429

 

Recognizing December 16, 2004, as the 30th Anniversary of the enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

 

WHEREAS, safe drinking water is an essential human need with Americans drinking an average of one billion glasses of tap water per day; and

 

WHEREAS, the Safe Drinking Water Act signed into law December 16, 1974 and strengthened by amendments in 1986 and 1996, protects human health by regulating the nations public drinking water supply; and

 

WHEREAS, the responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is divided among the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), States, tribes, water systems, and the public; and

 

WHEREAS, the Safe Drinking Water Act requires EPA to set standards on drinking water contaminants that public water systems are required to meet and the percentage of Americans receiving safe drinking water meeting those health standards has risen significantly in the last 30 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world; and

 

WHEREAS, nearly all states and territories have received primacy for the drinking water program, including Missouri where about 2,700 public water systems are covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act; and

 

WHEREAS the Kansas City Water Services Department is an exemplary system with a flawless record of compliance and has an excellent laboratory that conducts a thorough testing regime, ensuring continually high quality drinking water to its customers; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize December 16, 2004, as the day to celebrate the enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Environmental Protection Agency in token of their respect and high regard for the associates and the work of that Agency.

 

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