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.

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Clean Water Week of Giving in Connecticut

Join our Clean Water Week of Giving happening Dec 13-17 in Connecticut! Donate today.

Recent Actions

Extend Michigan's Water Shutoff Moratorium

Due to support from Michiganders like you, our State Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in 2020.

Tell Your Legislator to Support Flood Resiliency!

Contact members of the Virginia General Assembly today and urge them to support a comprehensive suite of bills to integrate statewide flood resilience planning and implementation across the Commonwealth. 

Ensure Safe & Healthy Septic Systems!

HB318/SB479 (sponsored by Delegate Stein and Senator Hester) establishes a regulatory board for the on-site wastewater industry.

Keep Sewage Out of Texas' Waters

You can help keep sewage out of pristine Texas rivers, lakes, and streams. The state legislature is considering bills to ban the dumping of sewage into Texas waterways.

Water Blog Posts

Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jeff Irwin quote. "We absolutely need groups like Clean Water..."
May 23, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin has long been a champion on the issues that affect water resources in Michigan and the Great Lakes. In his time in the Michigan State House Senator Irwin received Clean Water Action’s Lawmaker of the Year Award and has continued to be a strong environmental advocate in the state Senate.

Clean Water Action: Girl drinking water from a faucet juxtaposed with polluted water sign
May 13, 2022

This year, we’re celebrating Clean Water Action’s 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - our nation’s bedrock environmental law passed in 1972 with the help of our founder David Zwick. This law ensures that our rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waters are protected.

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May 5, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we’re sharing our history and stories of the people who have helped us protect clean water along the way through #CleanWater50Stories.