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.

Corroded lead pipes

Get Lead Service Lines out of Malden!

Currently, at least 25% of the service lines that deliver water into homes are made out of lead - a dangerous neurotoxin.

Recent Actions

Protect Pittsburgh’s Children from Lead

Email your councilmember and the mayor TODAY and get them back on track by urge them to introduce and pass a robust policy that helps further eliminate lead poising in our city.

Letter supporting a full fracking ban to the Delaware River Basin Commission

Please sign a letter to the DRBC urging them to revise the draft regulations to completely ban imports of fracking wastewater and exports of water for fracking, to protect the public, water supplies, the watershed’s ecosystems, and to help alleviate the climate crisis.

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject the Line 5 Tunnel Scheme!

The Michigan Public Service Commission is currently accepting comments on Enbridge’s request to relocate Line 5 in a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Water Blog Posts

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November 16, 2022

How we think about water infrastructure is about to change! Last year President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law.

How to use the Clean Water Act to Protect Drinking Water
October 28, 2022

We can and should do more to put the Clean Water Act to work to protect our drinking water. That’s where the Source Water Collaborative comes in.

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October 13, 2022

We’re doing a happy dance! Next week, we are celebrating our 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act - which our founder, the late David Zwick, helped to craft and pass in 1972.