Protecting & Conserving California's Water

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The Dangers of Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6) in California Drinking Water

On April 15, 2014, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) released the final hexavalent chromium drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb).

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Public Right to Know

The first step in protecting our environment, our health, and our safety is knowing what we are being exposed to. Promoting the public’s “right to know” is central to Clean Water Action’s mission.

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Local and Sustainable Water Supplies

California's dry climate is expected to become dryer as the impacts of climate change intensify. We need to change the way we think about and use water.

From We All Live Downstream

October 10, 2017

Those of you reading the New York Times will have seen the recent story on spiking Fentanyl deaths across America.

America’s opioid epidemic is drawing public attention to a less-considered side effect of mushrooming dependence on prescription medications: water pollution by pharmaceuticals. And that’s where we at Clean Water Action come in.

July 19, 2017

Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit on 1,2,3-Trichloroproane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across California. This is the culmination of years of work from Clean Water Action members like you, holding Shell Oil and Dow Chemical accountable for their failure to put public health above their profits, when they first learned of the dangers of TCP.

Now comes the hard work as water agencies work to comply with the new rule. 

February 15, 2017

Our California Water Program Manager, Jennifer Clary, moderated a well-attended breakout session at the Green California Summit in Sacramento this morning on "Funding Safe and Affordable Drinking Water."

The problem being discussed: There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.

You can take action here now to join us in making the call for the state to create a fund to address the problem.