Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

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Help build a bridge from Ward 7 to the National Arboretum

Take Action! DDOT is accepting comments about the bridge through June 21, 2019. Fill out the action below to send your message of support.

Recent Actions

Join the #NoDumpingSewage campaign to protect our Hill Country water!

Sign the petition today showing your support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.

Make sure Gov. Whitmer and AG Nessel stay stong!

By now you’ve seen the news – Enbridge Energy is suing the State of Michigan in a last-ditch effort to enforce the flawed lame duck law to allow the construction of an oil tunnel for Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac.

Urge Oakland County Commissioners to adopt a septic code

Michigan is the only state in the US without a statewide septic code, and currently only 13 out of our 83 counties have septic codes that require inspections.

Connecticut needs commonsense solutions on PFAS

Tell the Connecticut legislature to prioritize protecting our health and water from PFAS chemicals.     

Water Blog Posts

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June 17, 2019

On June 7th, Clean Water Action’s National Field Canvass delivered 390 postcards and over 800 letters to the Environmental Protection Agency from Clean Water Action members across the country in opposition to the Administration’s proposed loophole to the Clean Water Act.

Attacking the Clean Water Act is not a game
June 5, 2019

The Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dismantling critical parts of the Clean Water Act one by one. Cumulatively these are the most serious threat to our nation’s bedrock environmental law in its history. If even one of these administration proposals is finalized, the consequences would be dire. Taken together, the Clean Water Act as we know it could go away. Since the Trump administration is parceling out these assaults, it can be hard to see the full picture.

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June 5, 2019

On May 22, Clean Water Action gathered for our Annual Spring for Water Benefit in downtown Boston at Carrie Nation Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. We had the pleasure of honoring influential leaders who are making real change, and recognized Clean Water staff member Jeff Knudsen as he heads into retirement.