Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs.
“We believe that the challenges of reaching 2050 goals — and interim targets along the way — will require fresh thinking, ambitious action, and a new level of leadership…Connecticut’s next-generation climate change response must be integrated and must transcend government’s ordinary role by engaging citizens, business and institutions as full partners.”
Advocates Call For Stronger Protections for Local Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands
We generally think of Connecticut as water rich with abundant sources that supply drinking water for the 3.5 million residents of the state and support recreation, fishing, boating and wildlife habitat. We enjoy the nation's highest standards for drinking water and have ecologically sensitive laws that protect stream flow and wetlands.