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.

Recent Actions

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

Tell Governor Murphy Thank You for Rejecting the NESE Project

Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project.

Help Make Water and Conservation Funding a priority in Virginia’s 2021-2022 Budget

Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!

Tell EGLE to Deny Enbridge's Permit Request for the Line 5 Tunnel

Send a message to the Director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Water Blog Posts

plastic bottles
July 29, 2020

Next time you reach for the bottle of "pure" water, think twice as popular brands may be selling you water contaminated with microplastics and toxic chemicals from their plastic packaging.

Sampling water for chemical testing
July 21, 2020

In states across the country, Clean Water Action is tackling the PFAS pollution problem. PFAS (per- and polyflyoroalkyl substances) is known as the "forever chemical" because it persists in the environment and in our bodies. It is associated with a range of health harms from cancers to liver impacts to reproductive issues.  PFAS can impact communities in a variety of ways so we will be share updates from spots across the country in the coming weeks to highlight some of these local impacts. Stay tuned and let us know if you'd like to get involved locally!

July 7, 2020

Did you know? Your septic system is likely the most expensive appliance in your house!

Did you know? Your septic system flows into our streams and groundwater - it treats wastewater and keeps them clean!

Taking simple precautions today will both save you headache in the future and keep your system working so it will keep waste out of our waterways.