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 the Pipeline / Photo: Clean Water Action

Thank President Obama for acting on DAPL and tell your Senators to preserve this decision

After months of collective action led by water protectors in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, the Obama administration, through the U.S.

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.

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.

Protect the Potomac and James Rivers Toxic Coal Ash

In January the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) issued Dominion Power two permits to drain over 300 million gallons of toxic coal ash wastewater into the Potomac and James River.

Take Action for Clean Water Now - Let's Block The Dirty Water Rule!

Governor Christie’s Administration is dismantling key clean water protections, increasing flooding and polluting drinking water.

Press Releases

November 30, 2016

Clean Water Action welcomes publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water Action Plan.

September 22, 2016

Action needed given Christie's failures to heed scientific advice on known contamination in New Jersey

August 11, 2016

A new Harvard study released yesterday listed Minnesota as one of thirteen states with the most frequent detections of PFASs chemicals in drinking water.

Water Blog Posts

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock
December 1, 2016

Making sure that the Drinking Water Action Plan initiatives don't languish in a filing cabinet will be a critical job for EPA in the coming years.

Capitol Dome in Annapolis, view of the Bay. Photo credit: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock
November 30, 2016

In Maryland, the General Assembly meets every year for ninety days, from January to April. During this time, the State’s legislators introduce legislation on a variety of issues and must work together to pass a budget for the year ahead. With the 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session quickly approaching, Clean Water Action is putting together an ambitious plan to advocate for important legislation that will protect and preserve the environment.

Thank you from our NJ team
November 24, 2016

This week we gather with family and friends to give thanks and reflect on the past year. Though the past few weeks have been tough, as I think about 2016 and look forward to 2017, I am full of gratitude for Clean Water Action members.