Campaign for Sustainable Water Infrastructure
A starting definition of sustainable infrastructure includes systems that use, treat, store, and reuse water efficiently at a small scale and that blend designs into restorative water hydrologies. These would include rain gardens and green roofs, water-efficient appliances and landscaping, decentralized wastewater systems, methods to recover energy and nutrients from wastewater, and others that conserve resources and restore ecosystems and healthy communities. This work is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
Clean Water Action's Campaign to Prevent Contamination is working to implement the Protection Phase of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (SWAP), by getting funding allocated for eight full-time Massachusetts DEP staff positions to provide technical support to drinking water suppliers throughout Massachusetts in the FY2010 budget.
Clean Water Action has joined forces with the Boston Lead Action Collaborative and Conservation Law Foundation to form this initiative that seeks to prevent exposure to lead via drinking water for Boston residents, particularly infants and young children.
To prevent extraction of public water supplies for the bottling industry, and curtail the exponentially growing bottled water industry, Clean Water is expanding to include the Campaign to Protect Local Water. We will build public awareness and support for stronger legal and regulatory frameworks to protect water supplies in Massachusetts from excessive extraction.
Members of the Campaign to Protect Drinking Water include: