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.

Recent Actions

Take Action - Turn Off the Tap of PFAS chemicals!

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Connecticut. There are two critical bills that will restrict PFAS chemicals this session!  

Pass Bill 20-14, Protect Frederick's Water

Frederick County has rules to protect these buffers when land is developed next to a waterway. Tell the Council to vote yes to strengthen those requirements and protect Frederick City's drinking water.

Water Blog Posts

Bard Center for Environmental Policy Logo
September 22, 2020

I am often asked: “Why are you studying environmental policy?” 

This is a loaded question because there are so many different ways to answer it. The other day, however, I had a revelation. 

A stream surrounded by trees in the Frederick Municipal Forest
September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.

Warnings "Do Not Eat The Fish" due to PFAS in multiple languages
August 25, 2020

In states across the country, Clean Water Action is tackling the PFAS pollution problem. PFAS (per- and polyflyoroalkyl substances) is known as the "forever chemical" because it persists in the environment and in our bodies. It is associated with a range of health harms from cancers to liver impacts to reproductive issues.  PFAS can impact communities in a variety of ways so we will be share updates from spots across the country in the coming weeks to highlight some of these local impacts. Stay tuned and let us know if you'd like to get involved locally!