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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Stop EPA's reckless coal ash proposal

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist, so it’s not a surprise that he’s doing everything he can to make it easier for the coal plant industry to harm communities with toxic coal ash waste.

Recent Actions

Tell Governor Lamont to Take Bold Action on PFAS

On July 9th, Governor Lamont formed a taskforce to make recommendations on how to manage PFAS contamination.  This is good news but we want to make sure comprehensive steps are taken to 1) restrict firefighting foam, 2) restrict other sources of contamination like food packaging, 3) implement strict water testing guidelines and 4) set a health protective drinking water standard.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Protect the Patapsco Lower North Branch Watershed

CB38-2019 is a bill before the Howard County council in September designed to halt the routine practice of giving waivers to developers and projects impacting environmental resources in the Patapsco Lower North Branch Wate

Help Pennsylvania Address PFAS Chemicals

Email your state legislators today and ask them to take steps that’ll help begin addressing the PFAS public health issue.

Water Blog Posts

trees in Kaweah Oaks Preserve
October 8, 2019

Adam Livingston is the Director of Planning and Policy at the Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT). SRT is part of the Groundwater Collaborative, a group of non-governmental organizations, tribes and individuals that share information and resources to aid NGO participation in the development and implementation of groundwater sustainability plans around the state. Clean Water Action's Communication's Manager, Nina Foushee, interviewed Adam about the role of land trusts in sustainable groundwater management. 

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons
October 4, 2019

On September 6, 2019 Denver Water submitted its final Lead Reduction Program Plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This groundbreaking plan is an alternative to a mandate from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) that Denver Water treat its water with orthophosphate.

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October 2, 2019

Clean Water is thrilled to offer Chelsea GreenRoots Youth Crew our Clean Water Youth Leadership Award award at our 25th Annual Fall Celebration for their exemplary community outreach in Chelsea, MA related to lead service line replacement.