Clean Water Action Joins Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA Administrator Michael Regan in Newark: Investing In Infrastructure Will Create Justice, Equity, and Safe Drinking Water for All

Friday, February 11, 2022

Newark, NJ–Today, Clean Water Action joined Vice President Kamala Harris and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Michael Regan in Newark to discuss President Biden’s plan to follow Newark’s model to replace lead service lines using investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure law and finally get the lead out of drinking water.

Kim Gaddy, National Environmental Justice Director for Clean Water Action, released the following statement:

“Everyone deserves access to safe, clean, affordable drinking water —  but right now, 186 million people in the United States get their water from systems that still have lead service lines. Today is a historic opportunity to right the wrongs for EJ communities, like Newark, who experience a heavier burden from pollution and health risks. These investments can create good jobs while tackling drinking water and water pollution challenges.”


Since the organization’s founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking, and people power to the table.

Kim Gaddy
Michael Kelly