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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Tell Congress: Put Our Water and Health Before Polluters' Profits

Corporate polluters and their friends in Congress are pushing an extreme agenda to roll back vital laws, regulations, and funding that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and fight climate

Recent Actions

Tell the Public Utilities Commission to Protect Pittsburgh’s Water!

Now is your opportunity to weigh in to the PUC’s oversight plan and demand we have a plan in place that treats access to safe, affordable drinking water as a fundamental human right, not a business investment.

Support HR 351—New Information on PFAS Must Be Released

PFAS chemicals have already contaminated drinking water sources in at least 30 different locations in over 15 communities across Michigan, but the federal government isn’t releasing important information about the health effects of these contaminants.

Help protect our lakes and rivers from chloride pollution

As Minnesotans, we love our waters – it’s part of who we are. But lakes and creeks in our cities are getting a bit salty. It’s time for the state to address this issue and take legislative action to address salt pollution. Take Action Now!

Governor Murphy: Veto the DuPont/Chemours Hazardous Waste Scheme!

A bill that gives a green light without current hazardous waste standards to the DuPont, now Chemours, Chambers Works Hazardous Waste Facility in Salem County has just passed the New Jersey Legislature! Take action today.

Press Releases

“Michigan does not need Line 5, yet our state bears all the risks associated with a devastating Line 5 oil spill and gets next to nothing in return,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Program Organizer.

June 15, 2018

"If Scott Pruitt was truly concerned with protecting clean water and providing clarity to small businesses and communities, he would stop this scheme to gut vital safeguards for drinking water sources and direct EPA to implement the 2015 Rule."

June 13, 2018

Delaware River Basin Commission Public Meeting June 13

Water Blog Posts

Capitol Building - Washington DC
May 22, 2018

238 Members of Congress put the needs of corporate polluters, developers, and industrial agriculture before the priorities of their constituents.

White River, VT
May 21, 2018

This internship has left me with a greater appreciation for the field of communications. It’s been rewarding to learn how to write in all different styles and for different readers, too. I know that this experience will help me to be a more successful communicator in the science field.

Septic tank lid. photo: flickr.com/mmwm (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
May 9, 2018

Each year, 9.4 billion gallons of raw sewage flow into our lakes and rivers from leaking septic systems, but Michigan is the only state in the U.S. without a uniform sanitary code requiring periodic inspections of septic systems.