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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Close Pennsylvania’s Leachate Loophole

Take Action! Email your state legislators today and urge them to support passage of bills that close the Leachate Loophole.

Recent Actions

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:

    Tell EPA: Protect Communities and Drinking Water from Chemical Spills

    EPA is accepting public comments on its "Worst Case" discharge rule until July 26th. Submit your comment today urging EPA to protect communities and drinking water from chemical spills.

    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.

    Protect Taunton from PFAS and other toxins released by the proposed Aries incinerator

    For many years, Clean Water Action has been committed to banning PFAS in consumer products but we are also committed to addressing PFAS contamination from other sources such as waste.

    Water Blog Posts

    National-50-stories-Kathy Aterno
    June 6, 2022

    To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. 

    Pride Month #CleanWater50Stories Bob Wendelgass
    May 26, 2022

    Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th anniversary and Pride Month with a special blog post!

    Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jeff Irwin quote. "We absolutely need groups like Clean Water..."
    May 23, 2022

    To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin has long been a champion on the issues that affect water resources in Michigan and the Great Lakes. In his time in the Michigan State House Senator Irwin received Clean Water Action’s Lawmaker of the Year Award and has continued to be a strong environmental advocate in the state Senate.