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.

Coal Ash at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant / photo: flickr.com/appvoices (CC BY 2.0)

Coal Ash Ponds

Coal ash is the waste product generated when coal is burned for energy.

Recent Actions

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.

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.

Action Alert: We Must Stop the Dumping of Nuclear Waste in Cape Cod Bay

Take action by reaching out to your local representative and asking them to urge Attorney General Healey to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt Holtec.

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

September 28, 2022

This week Clean Water Action is partnering with the American Water Works Association (the largest association of drinking water systems in North America) to celebrate Source Water Protection Week.

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September 27, 2022

The power and conviction of Jim Florio to do what was right for people and environment extended far beyond New Jersey

Clean Water 50 Stories: Rep Frank Hornstein
September 26, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are lifting up voices and stories in the Clean Water movement through #CleanWater50Stories. Our story is the story of everyday people who have used their power to make a difference to create a healthier and greener future for all. Meet Minnesota Representative Frank Hornstein!