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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Protect the Delaware: Support a 100% Fracking Ban!

The Delaware River Basin Commission, a regional governing body that protects the health and safety of the Delaware River Watershed, is made up of the four governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as w

Recent Actions

Support Efforts to Protect Pittsburgh Water from Lead

Tell City Council to support efforts to protect us from lead in our drinking water.

Join the #NoDumpingSewage campaign to protect our Hill Country water!

Sign the petition today showing your support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.

Urge Oakland County Commissioners to adopt a septic code

Michigan is the only state in the US without a statewide septic code, and currently only 13 out of our 83 counties have septic codes that require inspections.

Water is part of the public trust. Support Connecticut's State Water Plan.

Contact your legislators today and tell them that you support the State Water Plan moving forward as an executive order, and you want them to vote to pass it in the 2019 legislative session.

Press Releases

November 6, 2018

"Person to person conversations are the best way to move the needle and motivate people to be clean water voters -- canvassing wins elections," said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "We have relied on door to door canvassing to elect clean water leaders and win important policies for more than 30 years. We knew the only way to respond to the 2016 elections was to redouble our efforts, identify districts we could flip and candidates we could support, and build the people power to win elections through our field teams."

 

October 24, 2018

We're thrilled Barbara Helmick is the first recipient of the David Zwick Award.  It's fitting -- Barbara changed the way that advocates organize communities.

October 22, 2018

Today, Clean Water Action joined the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and other environmental groups on the steps of the capitol for a Rally to Protect the Pinelands, presenting thousands of petitions to Governor Murphy urging him to reform the Pinelands Commission. 

Water Blog Posts

Thank you for all you do for clean water
November 18, 2018

As I look back on 2018, one thing becomes apparent -- Clean Water members and supporters matter.

Vote
November 7, 2018

Yesterday voters made it clear that we're done. Done with the status quo, done with our elected officials paying more attention to corporate campaign donors. Done with the stranglehold the oil and gas industry and other special interests have on our democracy.  Done with nothing but rhetoric full of racism, fear, and prejudice from the President. Done with politicians offering talking points instead of solutions.

David Zwick Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
October 18, 2018

Forty-two years ago today, on October 18, 1972, the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action was founded that same year to help push for final passage of the law and to work for ongoing clean water protections.