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.

Water from a faucet / photo: istock

Help Pennsylvania Address PFAS Chemicals

PFAS chemicals have been used in consumer products and fire-fighting foam on industrial sites and military bases. Exposure is associated with health impacts including cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis and birth defects. A new state task force was established by Governor Wolf to develop strategies to address this issue and they want to hear from you.

Recent Actions

Michigan needs a strong statewide sanitary code

Right now, the State House Natural Resources Committee is holding hearings on two bills, HB 5752 and HB 5753, that would create a statewide sanitary code for Michigan that requires regular inspections of all septic systems.

Protect Virginia's Water From Polluted Stormwater Runoff!

Virginia's proposed new budget includes far-reaching cuts to critical water and conservation programs.

Help Protect the Delaware River Basin!

Sign the petition calling on Governor Murphy to protect the Delaware from fracking.

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Press Releases

January 7, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement from Dan Howells, California State Director of Clean Water Action, on the inauguration

January 9, 2019

“It’s outrageous that the President thinks it is appropriate to formally nominate Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA while the agency is shut down because of the President’s radical demand for an unnecessary and ecologically destructive border wall."

 

Thanks to the Trump Shutdown EPA won't even be able to pretend to protect our water and communities, which is exactly what radical members of Congress and corporate polluters have wanted for decades.

 

Water Blog Posts

a dog in a river / photo: flickr.com/isthmene CC
January 22, 2019

Start by Taking Charge of Your Change – a new way you can support the fight to Protect Clean Water.

We’ve all had this experience.

You make it to the end of the check-out line. Then, in front of everybody, the cashier looks you in the eye and says “Will you be adding a donation today for [name that worthy cause]?’

Capitol Building - Washington DC
January 21, 2019

At Clean Water Action we believe deeply in harnessing people power to make effective change. Our grassroots organizers are in the field year round connecting people to issues that impact their environment, their health, and their communities. When elected officials hear from the people they represent, our democracy works.

Or least, our democracy used to work that way. Over the last decade we’ve seen the public grow increasingly frustrated with elected officials because voters can’t shake the feeling that their representatives aren’t listening to them.

CT Capitol building flickr.com/craigfildes cc
January 15, 2019

At the 2018 annual Safer States meeting, state leads, scientists, lawyers and advocates from across the U.S, discussed the stark reality of the health and environmental impacts of per and polyfluorinated chemicals, commonly referred to as PFAS.