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.

2018 Annual Member Call recap and recording

On November 28, 2018 Clean Water Action held our Annual member call.

Members were joined by Bob Wendelgass, our CEO, Lynn Thorp, our Campaigns Director, and Michael Kelly, our Communications Director.

Recent Actions

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.

Michigan needs a strong statewide sanitary code

Right now, the State House Natural Resources Committee is holding hearings on two bills, HB 5752 and HB 5753, that would create a statewide sanitary code for Michigan that requires regular inspections of all septic systems.

Press Releases

December 13, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Today, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund organizers descended on Washington, D.C.

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.

December 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, also known as WOTUS.

Water Blog Posts

Jeremy Shenk (with megaphone) at a march
December 14, 2018

Interview by Nina Frame

This is the third in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board Members.

Stop the dirty water rule!
December 13, 2018

We just got our hands on EPA's Dirty Water Rule and it's what we thought it would be -- a direct assault on the Clean Water Act. The Dirty Water Rule could have easily been written by the corporate special interests who have wanted to peel back protections since the Clean Water Act was passed more than 45 years ago.

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)
December 13, 2018

As I take time to reflect on what we’ve done this year, I’m struck by the tremendous progress we’ve made together. We’ve done a lot in 2018 to ensure a future where all Michiganders have access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water.