In 2015, we helped establish a new coalition, Northern Virginia Healthy Communities, and led the effort to develop a broad and diverse collaborative of organizations and community leaders committed to enhance public health, and protect our region’s watersheds and natural resources.
The City of Alexandria’s combined sewer system dumps untreated sewage into local waterways and the Potomac River. Raw sewage contains E. coli and other pathogens, and is the primary reason areas of the Potomac are closed to swimming nearly every time it rains.
We partner with local, grassroots members to educate and empower, sharing information on key issues, helping connect residents with their elected officials.
Clean Water Action, working with partners and local communities, is advocating for legislation (SB818) that will help eliminate the Commonwealth’s last major source of untreated sewage dumping into the Potomac River watershed. Take Action! Tell your legislators to support this important legislation.