Proclamation 5685 -- Clean Water Day, 1987
the President of the
resource is more vital to the welfare of the
Americans use well over 100 billion gallons of water every day; the water that sustains and nourishes us must be safe, and agriculture and industry alike require clean water. Because clean water is the basis of life for myriad species of animals, clean rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and oceans are essential.
Given the universal importance of clean water, it is fitting that we set aside a day to recommit our energies to wisely managing this precious resource for ourselves and for generations yet unborn.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 160, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of July, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
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