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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Toxic Chemicals in Waterways

PFAS chemicals are a class of chemicals used to make products grease proof, water-proof, stick-proof, and stain-resistant. 

Recent Actions

Tell Congress: Protect the Great Lakes & the People Who Depend on Them!

Last year, Congress made important progress on protecting the Great Lakes with the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

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.

Tell Congress: We Must Invest In Our Future NOW

We need the U.S. Congress to act now to fund programs to tackle the climate crisis, build the clean energy future, protect our water, and address environmental injustice.

Water Blog Posts

National-50-stories-Kathy Aterno
June 6, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. 

Pride Month #CleanWater50Stories Bob Wendelgass
May 26, 2022

Clean Water Action is celebrating our 50th anniversary and Pride Month with a special blog post!

Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jeff Irwin quote. "We absolutely need groups like Clean Water..."
May 23, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin has long been a champion on the issues that affect water resources in Michigan and the Great Lakes. In his time in the Michigan State House Senator Irwin received Clean Water Action’s Lawmaker of the Year Award and has continued to be a strong environmental advocate in the state Senate.