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Baltimore's Lead Testing Survey

August 31, 2017

Clean Water Action is conducting a study of 200 homes in Baltimore City and County to test for lead contamination in drinking water.

Lead can enter water if it is present in the service lines, in-home pipes, or faucets and fixtures in your home, and if water is corrosive or has high mineral content.  To learn more about how lead enters drinking water, click here.

Clean Water Action can test your drinking water for free if:

Lead Service Line

Getting the Lead Out: State Disclosure Policies

March 14, 2017

There’s no magic solution to the challenges of lead service line replacement, but there are local, state and federal policies that could support communities and water systems in this effort.

The Severn River at sunrise

One month left! Are your legislators supporting clean water?

March 7, 2017

This has been an action-packed month and a half in Annapolis. Crossover is now looming, when all bills have to clear one of the sides of our General Assembly and move over to the other body. Here is the status of our legislative priorities:

Clean Water Activists and Michigan Faith in Action deliver letters to State House lawmakers and a sign on letter to Gov. Snyder and Speaker Cotter

Michigan Budget Passes Legislature with Flint Supplemental

June 21, 2016

Earlier this month in a legislative session that went until the early hours of the morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis.

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock

Today in Lead and Drinking Water

June 7, 2016

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan the subject of lead in drinking water has received sustained attention, as has the federal regulation and the federal role in reducing lead at the tap.

Clean Water Action with Flint Rising at the Capitol

Will State House Lawmakers Ever Stand Up for Flint?

May 31, 2016

It was a dark, cold January day, shortly after Michigan officials had finally admitted that the people of Flint had been exposed to poisoned water running through their taps. We drove from Lansing to St Michael’s Church in Flint for an organizing meeting. Local activists, people from the non-profit community, and even experts who had run door-to-door canvasses in response to Hurricane Sandy, were all there to do something about the water crisis that is still being ignored by our state government.

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock

LEADership on Drinking Water

April 21, 2016

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. It's a good step forward.

Water flowing into a drain. Photo credit: Jitinatt Jufask / Shutterstock

It's Not Just Flint

March 25, 2016

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a lot of media attention has focused on the country’s aging water infrastructure, nationally. Here in California, many people do not have access to clean drinking water.

Three glasses of water on a table. Photo credit:  bunyarit / Shutterstock

Activity on Lead in Water and Drinking Water Investment and Innovation

March 2, 2016

Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.

"Pure Michigan" sign. Photo credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - Back to Basics

January 20, 2016

Our approach to drinking water protection - “Putting Drinking Water First” - feels light years away from the crisis in Flint, with seemingly nothing to offer based on what we have learned about the causes of this situation.