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

Help Stop Rollbacks to Our Clean Water Protections

Clean water is under attack in the legislature, and we need you to help us stand up for our lakes, rivers, and safe drinking water, by asking your legislators and the Governor to oppose all environmental rollbacks!

Rhode Island’s Bottle Deposit Bill

Recycling here in Rhode Island is mediocre at best. In 2015, our municipal recycling rate hovered around 25% -- an unimpressive figure when compared to other states. And commercial recycling rates are even lower.

Protect the Edwards Aquifer from Sewage

Contact your legislators today and tell them to support legislation (HB 3467 / SB S.B. 1796, and HB 3036) to ban future discharges of treated sewage into waterways within the Edwards Aquifer contributing and recharge zones.

Stop Trump's Dirty Budget!

Stop Trump from rolling back health and environmental protections.

Press Releases

March 16, 2017

"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs."

February 24, 2017

This is an assault on the commonsense protections Americans rely on to keep our water drinkable and our air breathable.

February 28, 2017

We don't get clean water by gutting protections for streams and wetlands and we won't protect public health by ignoring science.

Water Blog Posts

April 25, 2017

A few weeks after Maryland's whirlwind of a legislative session, it's time to dive deep on our local level campaigns.  Clean Water Action supporters across Maryland are fighting for clean air and water, healthy communities, a life-sustaining climate, and a meaningful democracy.  Here's what's g

David Tykulsker award at Clean Water Action conference, by Jenny Vickers
April 21, 2017

"Fighting to leave this world a better place by making the best of what we got," is a driving force behind Clean Water Action's Earth Week Hero, David Tykulsker.

David has been at the heart of our organization since he joined the New Jersey Board in the 1980s. In 2005, he became the National Board of Clean Water Action, a position he still holds today.

April 6, 2017

Great news from Annapolis!

Maryland is poised to become the second state in the country to ban the routine use of antibiotics in farm animals. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act has passed through both the House of Delegates and the Senate; now one of those chambers has to fully pass its counterpart’s bill by Monday.