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.

MA Lead in Water Workshop

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.

Recent Actions

The the Senate: Confirm Representative Haaland Today!

After four years of the last administration's explicitly pro-polluter policies, President Biden’s selection of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to be the next

Ask Your Minnesota Lawmakers to Reduce PFAS & Lead Exposure

Though Clean Water Action has been encouraged by bipartisan efforts to pass coronavirus relief and a law banning certain trichloroethylene (TCE) uses, there are many other public health priorities that were left unfinished

Support the Clean Water for All Act!

Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards.

Don't let MD move back on protecting forests!

Tell your representatives to fight two bills that would move Maryland backwards on forest protections.

Water Blog Posts

Running Water Abstract -- Steven Johnson -- Flickr/Creative Commons (CC BY2.0)
February 17, 2021

I joined Clean Water Action almost a year ago in March, at the beginning of the pandemic and the first shelter in place order in California. At the time, there was (and still is) a lot of uncertainty about the future and the extent to which our current ways of being and systems would be impacted. I came into this work with a background in environmental justice and intersectional approach to social, racial, and environmental issues.

chemicals in bottles
February 17, 2021

President Biden has pledged to take quick action on toxic fluorinated ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS “by designating PFAS as a hazardous substance, setting enforceable limits for PFAS in the Safe Drinking Water Act, prioritizing substitutes through procurement, and accelerating toxicity studies and research on PFAS.” These are welcome—and necessary—steps that must be taken to address this toxic pollution, but there’s a lot more the Biden administration can do.

VA_Richmond Capital
January 26, 2021

With this year's legislative session entirely virtual, it is so important that members like you write and call your legislators, submit testimony, and support bills by spreading the word!