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.

Harmful Algal Blooms and Drinking Water

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

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

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.

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.

Water Blog Posts

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock
September 22, 2016

It’s a great day when drinking water is front and center and when we’re focusing on controlling upstream threats, increasing investment and addressing those suffering from extreme drinking water crisis like what has happened in Flint, Michigan. We should be putting drinking water first every day.

September 19, 2016

We all live downstream

Water: The heart of all life

 IS life

Is the new oil

All catchy. All true. But what do I really love about water?

Water protectors at the No DAPL Protest. Credit - Joe Brusky - Creative Commons
September 12, 2016

But what’s unique here is the opposition being led by Native folks, who insist on being referred to as ‘protectors’ rather than protesters. This is because their opposition to the ‘Black Snake’, as many of them call the pipeline, is based on concern about a spill on the mighty Missouri, the continent’s longest river, and the source of drinking and irrigation water for the reservation’s residents and millions of others. They assert encroachment by private interests on their ancestral lands.