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.

Source: California Department of Water Resources.  Dry conditions in the area of Lake Mendocino in M

How the drought is impacting Californian's access to water

The impacts of climate change are intensifying across the United States.

Recent Actions

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

New Jersey legislators have proposed a constitutional Green Amendment that will recognize and protect the rights of all the people of the state, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.

Keep Michigan's Water Public

Michigan’s water belongs to all of us. Currently our water is at risk of over-extraction and privatization. Water bottling companies, like Nestle, take public-owned water, bottle it, and sell it as if it were a commodity.

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Tell Virginia legislators: Take action to control and prevent toxic pollutants that threaten our health

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Virginia. Urge legislators to pledge their support for these toxic pollution prevention priorities this session:

    Water Blog Posts

    November 18, 2021

    With your support, Clean Water Action is making a big impact for our water, health and communities across the country! Check out this roundup of the latest and greatest accomplishments. To support our programs, make a special contribution here. By speaking out together, our voices are heard!

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    October 22, 2021

    This week marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, our landmark Federal water protection law. In 1972, the Act set a goal of eliminating pollution in our rivers, lakes, streams and bays by 1985. While we’ve made a lot of progress toward this goal, we are certainly not there.

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    October 21, 2021

    Today, we’re joining more than 1300 other organizations and individuals in the Value of Water Campaign’s “Imagine A Day Without Water.” Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Activities include events, resolutions, student contests, social media engagement, and more, all across the country.