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Lead and Drinking Water

Lead, unlike many other drinking water contaminants, is usually not present in the drinking water source, but rather results from the distribution system or on site plumbing itself.

Preventing PFAS Pollution

PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals”, because they are extremely persistent, lasting thousands of years in the environment. Small amounts of the toxic chemicals can cause many serious health problems. Clean Water is working at the national and state level to stop PFAS pollution at the source.

Action Center on Drinking Water and Pollution

The Action Center promotes policies to tackle sources of pollution that pose public health risks in drinking water and to identify and challenge inequities in implementation of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s landmark water pollution prevention law. 

ReThink Disposable

ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund, aims to stop waste before it starts. We work with local governments, businesses and institutions, and consumers of single use food packaging to inspire a cultural shift away from the single-use “throwaway” lifestyle.

Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to protect clean water and restore safeguards for our nation's wetlands and streams that feed our drinking water sources, filter pollution and protect communities from flooding.