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.

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Tell Congress: Authorize LWCF and Protect Our Water

As the current Congressional session winds down, there is still work that we need our legislators to do: Reauthorize the successful Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and ensure that anti-environment and dirty water riders are kept out of any legislation, including the must-pass spending bills later this month.

Recent Actions

Support HB 5375—Drinking Water Standards on PFAS must be driven by science

Studies have shown that the current EPA advisory limit for PFAS in water allows levels that are too high to protect our health.

Michigan families should not foot the bill for outdated infrastructure!

Contact your Representative today and tell them to replace our water infrastructure instead of shifting the burden of failing infrastructure to Michigan families.

Support Efforts to Protect Pittsburgh Water from Lead

Tell City Council to support efforts to protect us from lead in our drinking water.

Join the #NoDumpingSewage campaign to protect our Hill Country water!

Sign the petition today showing your support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.

Press Releases

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

December 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as WOTUS.

December 7, 2018

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to the NJDEP‘s formal notice today that the Christie Highlands septic density standard dirty water rule is and has been null and void ever since the state legislature rejected it in January of this year.

Water Blog Posts

a dog in a river / photo: flickr.com/isthmene CC
December 5, 2018

If you feel like you’re getting body-slammed by all the requests coming in through your phone or computer, you’re not alone. Here’s why: almost one-third of total giving happens in the month of December. The causes you care about most, and many others, don’t want to be left out.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.
November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.