Fresh off water summit, Dayton now plans Water Action Week

Fresh off his Governor's Water Summit, Gov. Mark Dayton says he now plans to hold a Water Action Week in April to build on the momentum.

The summit drew more than 800 people to a downtown St. Paul hotel on Saturday to brainstorm on solutions to the state's critical water quality and supply issues.

Speaking to reporters afterward, Dayton said he plans to hold a Water Action Week sometime in April to get citizens more engaged on water issues.

The governor says he hasn't decided exactly what that will entail, and still needs to digest the ideas generated during his water summit. But he says it's crucial for citizens to understand the water problems they face where they live, and know what they can do to be part of the solutions.

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