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.

photo: water treatment plant, shutterstock.com

Tell your legislators to fund water infrastructure updates now!

Act now, by contacting your State House representative and State Senator and urging them to take a stand for water by investing in updating and replacing our crumbling water infrastructure!

Recent Actions

Fund the Anacostia River Clean Up!

Please urge your councilmember today to commit $10 million for FY 2018 – FY 2019 to continue progress on all Anacostia remediation projects. 

Stop Trump and his Polluter Friends’ Dirty Budget!

Tell your U.S. Senators and Representative to protect funding for clean air and water. Don’t gut vital protections!

Thank legislators and Governor Dayton for new law on school lead testing

Help us thank the legislature and Governor Dayton for taking an important step toward ensuring safe drinking water for kids across Minnesota, because we need policies that put drinking water first, and keep our kids healthy.

Stop President Trump's Assault On Streams and Wetlands!

President Trump is putting the drinking water for 117 million Americans at risk. Take action to stop that now.

Press Releases

September 15, 2017

"The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has failed Americans once again by turning their backs on families and handing out giveaways to polluters."

September 13, 2017

This is a reckless decision and a slap in the face to anyone who thinks that public health should be prioritized over industry bottom-lines. Scott Pruitt's EPA is doing what it does best - pandering to polluters who line the pockets of their allies on Capitol Hill with campaign donations.

August 15, 2017

“It is unconscionable and absolutely absurd for Scott Pruitt to try to make it easier for coal plants to dump deadly toxics and other harmful chemicals directly into our rivers and lakes, including those used for drinking water, fishing, and swimming,”

Water Blog Posts

Lake Sam Rayburn, photo: US Army Corps of Engineers
September 19, 2017

An oil and gas surface disposal land farm application was rejected per a letter from the Texas Railroad Commission to the applicant Common Disposal as of Tuesday, September 11.

A new development peeks from behind farm fields
September 15, 2017

Anne Arundel County has started the process to update the General Development Plan. The General Development Plan (aka Plan 2040) is the vision for what Anne Arundel County should become. It sets the groundwork for future decisions on land use and zoning - where new homes and businesses go - that have an enormous impact on local and regional water quality. We want to make sure that the plan addresses improved transportation, protection of the environment, and sustainable development.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5
September 14, 2017

During the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board’s public comment period on Line 5 in July, over 11,000 Clean Water Action members in Michigan made their voices heard, telling the state to immediately decommission the Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.