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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A Green First Investment for the Pittsburgh Region

The Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (ALCOSAN) recently unveiled their EPA approved plan to address billions of gallons of raw sewage that gets dumped into our three rivers, polluting them.

Recent Actions

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!

Speak Out for Howard County Trees

CB61-2019 amends the waiver process for many environmental provisions, including wetlands and forests, and addresses sidewalk waivers!

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

Photo of protest signs at public hearing. Courtesy of Patch.com
December 11, 2019

In Abingdon in Harford County, a developer has proposed to build a new "Abingdon Business Park:" three e-commerce/warehouse facilities, four restaurants, two flex retail spaces, one hotel, one convenience store and additional flex spaces, requiring the clear-cutting of 226 acres of a 330-acre forest. While sometimes development on forested lands is necessary, the developer has not proven that the negative externalities to the public are outweighed by the benefits, or that they considered putting their project on sites that would have less of an impact on water quality.

vineyard in Paso Robles
December 9, 2019

How did you get involved with sustainable groundwater management issues?

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons
December 6, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-awaited revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The LCR is a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Its purpose is to reduce lead and copper at the tap in drinking water provided by regulated Public Water Systems.