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.

2015 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard

2015 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard

Clean Water Action is fighting to protect Minnesota’s communities, health, and water through systemic change. Through education, developing grassroots leaders, and mobilizing our members to get involved in policy decisions we're keeping the pressure on lawmakers to stand with people, not polluters.

Recent Actions

Protect the Great Lakes – Shut Down Line 5

Tell the Governor and the Attorney General to shut down the Line 5 pipelines and protect the Great Lakes from a potential pipeline disaster.

No Polluter Giveaways in 2016

Throughout all of 2015, Clean Water members joined together to defend programs that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and safeguard land and wildlife.

Safe Drinking Water for Flint and Michigan

Support and stand in solidarity with the people of Flint.

Flint residents have been living with poisoned water and they need all Michiganders to help amplify their voices and make sure that the community gets what it needs.

Tell the Board of Pharmacy: Don't Obstruct Take-Back Programs!

Tell the Board of Pharmacy today to endorse the DEA’s safety rules for drug disposal programs and get out of the way of protecting our water and our communities.

Press Releases

July 21, 2016

Trenton, NJ--Today at the Statehouse environmental groups and clean water advocates are standing up against the Christie Administration's 2-prong attack to weaken DEP's Flood Hazard Rules.

Pittsburgh – Following the release this week of the latest lead testing results of Pittsburgh drinking water by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), Clean Water Action called for strong

July 11, 2016

After listening to new evidence from concerned local residents, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has denied a request by Santa Barbara County to adjust the boundaries of the Cuyama groundwat

Water Blog Posts

Nasty Brown liquid discharged from a pipe. Photo credit: Dragana Gerasimoski / Shutterstock
July 28, 2016

Thousands of Water Pollution Permits in the U.S. Are Outdated and Threaten Water Quality – But We Can Fix It.

Sinkhole in Baltimore. Photo by Abigail Pearse
July 15, 2016

On Monday, July 4th, a sinkhole formed on West Mulberry Street in Baltimore City. Located between Greene and Paca Streets, this sinkhole will block traffic on Mulberry street for weeks and has already caused transportation officials to close a ramp off of U.S. Route 40 that led to downtown Baltimore. Not only is this sinkhole an inconvenience for traffic, but it is also unsafe. An inspector from the Department of Public Works (DPW) was injured as he examined the sinkhole when the ground collapsed under him, which widened the sinkhole.

Recent headlines on California Groundwater
July 6, 2016

What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home? Er...no!