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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Clean Water Week of Giving in Connecticut

Join our Clean Water Week of Giving happening Dec 13-17 in Connecticut! Donate today.

Recent Actions

Urge the U.S. Air Force to Clean Up Michigan PFAS Pollution

For decades, toxic PFAS pollution, known as the forever chemicals, were used in firefighting foam at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

Extend Michigan's Water Shutoff Moratorium

Due to support from Michiganders like you, our State Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in 2020.

Tell Your Legislator to Support Flood Resiliency!

Contact members of the Virginia General Assembly today and urge them to support a comprehensive suite of bills to integrate statewide flood resilience planning and implementation across the Commonwealth. 

Water Blog Posts

Clean Water on the Move
August 15, 2022

Happy Summer! Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund. Take a look at what our amazing staff has been up to and what is coming in the months ahead. Thanks for your ongoing support for our work towards a healthy environment for all.

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August 11, 2022

Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th birthday this year and the anniversary of the Clean Water Act which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972. For 50 years, the Clean Water Act – our nation’s bedrock environmental law – has helped prevent water pollution and protect the health and safety of waterways across the country. 

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August 8, 2022

As canvassers, we can feel the impact of our efforts at every single door, but it is always reassuring to witness the actual fruits of our labor. Cheers to many more Clean Water Action victories to come!