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Since our 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.

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Our Mission:

To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

JOIN US! Together we’re making a difference for Clean Water.

Take action to protect drinking water and clean up polluted waterways:

  • Get health-harming toxics out of everyday products;
  • Protect our water from dirty energy threats - drilling and fracking for oil and gas, and power plant pollution;
  • Build a future of clean water and clean energy;
  • Keep our clean water laws strong and effective to protect water and health.

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About Your Membership

Clean Water Action is the nation's leading grassroots environmental organization and our strength and effectiveness come directly from people like you, our members.
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Our Staff and Board

Clean Water's staff works across the country to advocate for issues related to water, waste, clean energy and toxic chemicals.

Where We Work

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Clean Water Action operates programs nationally, regionally and locally, from a network of offices around the country. We have members and supporters in all 50 states.

Support Clean Water Action

For over 50 years, support from our members and the public has powered our campaigns to protect clean water, safeguard our communities, fight the climate crisis, tackle the tsunami of single-use plastic pollution, get Clean Water Voters to the polls, and more. Your donation today ensures we can keep winning campaigns for our water!

Our commitment to combatting oppression and ending racism

A key goal of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund and a major component of the strategic plans adopted by our Boards in 2015 and 2018 is a commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Celebrating 50 Years of Clean Water

50 years ago, our founder David Zwick helped write and pass the Clean Water Act which recognizes that access to clean, safe water is a critical human right. That same year, Clean Water Action was founded. Join us in celebrating 50 years of #PeopleActionJustice!

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