Protecting & Conserving California's Water

Subsistence Fishing : Clean up San Francisco Bay For Everyone, Not Just For Some

Clean Water Action is demanding that the State Water Resources Control Board establishes cleanup goals for mercury that will protect subsistence fi

Perchlorate in California's Drinking Water

California is one of only two states that have set enforceable drinking water standards for the chemical perchlorate in drinking water.

Stop The Use of Oil Wastewater for Irrigating Crops

Send a message to stop the irrigation of fruits and vegetables with toxic oil wastewater.

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Public Right to Know

The first step in protecting our environment, our health, and our safety is knowing what we are being exposed to. Promoting the public’s “right to know” is central to Clean Water Action’s mission.

From We All Live Downstream

February 15, 2017

Our California Water Program Manager, Jennifer Clary, moderated a well-attended breakout session at the Green California Summit in Sacramento this morning on "Funding Safe and Affordable Drinking Water."

The problem being discussed: There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.

You can take action here now to join us in making the call for the state to create a fund to address the problem.

February 7, 2017

120 people showed for our Capitol briefing in partnership with the AGUA Coalition, Community Water Center and our other allies at The Leadership Counsel for Accountability on access to safe and affordable drinking water this afternoon.

The goal of the meeting was for residents of some of the 300 California communities with unsafe drinking water to talk about what the problem is: Flint in our back yard. There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan. 

February 1, 2017

We’re hearing that the drought is over in the Northern half of California state, and as you can see from the maps at the top of this post from the USDA Drought Monitor (showing California’s drought levels in October 2016, and on January 17 and January 24 of this year), we’ve had a good soaking this winter, particularly over the last month.