WHEREAS, water is the basis of all life and essential to almost every human enterprise; and
WHEREAS, a multitude of potential and existing threats to human health and stability exist throughout the hydrological cycle; and
WHEREAS, area population keeps increasing, putting more pressure on our shared water resources; and
WHEREAS, water resources, like all natural gifts, must be keenly understood and well managed if they are to serve future generations; and
WHEREAS, the city-wide sustainability survey this spring showed water to be the issue of greatest concern to Monona residents; and
WHEREAS, the costs to support the operation of the Monona Water Utility are rising, causing conservation to be more important to personal finances and the overall fiscal health of the community; and
WHEREAS, The Year of Water will be a time for the community, city, groups, businesses, individuals, and others to learn about water and actively engage in taking positive steps to change how we use and manage water;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Robert E. Miller, Mayor of the City of Monona, Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim 2012 as
THE YEAR OF WATER
In the City of Monona, and urge all citizens to rally around and take positive steps toward water management and use.
Signed in the City of Monona, Dane County,
Wisconsin, this 17th day of October, 2011.
Robert E. Miller