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.

Stop President Trump's Assault On Streams and Wetlands!

President Trump is putting the drinking water for 117 million Americans at risk. Take action to stop that now.

Recent Actions

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.

Act to Protect the Great Lakes

Send a message to your U.S. Senators and Representative urging them to fully fund the GLRI, overdue infrastructure investments, and other important federal programs that protect our water, health, and the Great Lakes.

Fund the Anacostia River Clean Up!

Please urge your councilmember today to commit $10 million for FY 2018 – FY 2019 to continue progress on all Anacostia remediation projects. 

Press Releases

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

July 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sacramento, CA, July 18, 2017) — Today the State Water Resources Control Board voted to cr

July 18, 2017

"Following Trump’s lead, House Republicans are slashing key programs we rely on for clean water and healthy air."

Water Blog Posts

One of our samples from the trash trawl
July 19, 2017

This week, Clean Water Action is trawling Narragansett Bay for microplastic pollution. With this trawl, we hope to show that plastic pollution isn't just an issue in the middle of the ocean, it's a problem right here in our own waters.

July 13, 2017

Yesterday was the latest in many public hearings about the Monocacy Scenic River Management Plan.  Developed by a volunteer board of Frederick County and Carroll County Residents, the Plan is meant to outline the many water quality, land use, and wildlife habitat challenges facing the Monocacy River - one of the most polluted watersheds in the state - and recommend ways that Frederick County, Carroll County, the City of Frederick, the Town of Walkersville, and groups and individuals within its watershed can protect and improve it.  But unfortunately during the hearing process for the first

July 3, 2017

Even during the slow summer months, our work continues to push Maryland forward for water quality and to