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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 1, 2023 – Governor Mike Parson has signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 10-16, 2023, as Water and Wastewater Treatment Professionals Week in Missouri. The Governor’s proclamation recognizes the vital work that water and wastewater treatment professionals do to keep Missourians healthy and our communities strong. 

The proclamation highlights the important contributions made by water and wastewater professionals to protect the public health of Missouri citizens and improve water quality for the state’s streams, rivers and lakes. Water and Wastewater Treatment Professionals Week offers the perfect opportunity to recognize the critical role these professionals play in all of our lives. 

The proclamation is posted online at For more information about the important work water and wastewater professionals do, or how to become a certified operator, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1600.

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