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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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.

Recent Actions

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.

Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

Water Blog Posts

September 28, 2022

Most drinking water in the United States—approximately 2/3—comes from above ground sources such as rivers, lakes, and streams. These surface waters are extremely vulnerable to pollution from human activities. Polluted runoff from farms, stockyards, roads, as well as industrial discharges of pollution ranging from coal plants to chemical manufacturers, threaten our drinking water sources across the country. 

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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!