water is fundamental
by Robert Wendelgass
Dirty water kills. Dirty water kills fish in our rivers and streams. Dirty water can sicken people, killing the most vulnerable…the young, the old or those with other illnesses. And dirty water kills jobs in fishing, tourism and other recreational businesses…multi-billion dollar industries in the US.
In March 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new "Drinking Water Strategy" in order to better protect public health. Read our overview of their new strategy.
Everybody wants clean and safe drinking water. Clean Water Action works for strong drinking water protections, for policies that keep pollution out of drinking water sources and for new solutions to community drinking water challenges.
Toxic chemicals used in making everyday products can end up in our drinking water, causing health concerns and requiring expensive treatment that raises the cost to consumers and communities.