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

Support Efforts to Protect Pittsburgh Water from Lead

Tell City Council to support efforts to protect us from lead in our drinking water.

Join the #NoDumpingSewage campaign to protect our Hill Country water!

Sign the petition today showing your support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.

Massachusetts - Urge your state legislators to take a stand for health, justice and environment

Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session.  When it comes

Urge Oakland County Commissioners to adopt a septic code

Michigan is the only state in the US without a statewide septic code, and currently only 13 out of our 83 counties have septic codes that require inspections.

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

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang
February 8, 2019

We are gearing up for a new legislative session and that means a brand new slate of bills that our elected officials will be considering for the next two years.  As always, Clean Water Action is committed to being a loud and present voice on Beacon Hill and all over the state fighting for environmental justice, public health, and climate change action.  

Let's Take Our Democracy Back
January 30, 2019

Why do so many Members of Congress stand by – or, even worse, pile on – whenever the Trump Administration advances another one of its reckless anti-environment giveaways to big polluters?

Maybe it’s because things have been systematically rigged to boost the influence wielded by big polluters and other corporate special interests. When people like you who care about clean water are effectively shut out – or worse, ignored by those elected to represent us – bad things can happen.

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water
January 28, 2019

Lame Duck Heroes and Zeros

The end of 2018 was record-breaking. After passing 351 bills over the course of the first 22 months of Michigan’s 99th legislative session, lawmakers passed a whopping 408 bills in a frenzied four-week long lame duck session. This was the busiest and the most environmentally destructive lame duck session in state history. Many of the bills passed were so widely unpopular that sponsors neglected to introduce them until after things died down post general election.