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.

Maryland. Anacostia River. Photo By Brent Bolin

Fund the Anacostia River Clean Up!

Please urge your councilmember today to commit $10 million for FY 2018 – FY 2019 to continue progress on all Anacostia remediation projects. 

Recent Actions

Help Stop Trump's Dirty Water Attacks

Tell President Trump and Scott Pruitt that you won't let them get away with  eliminating or weakening protections for the environment, clean water or public health.

Safe Drinking Water for Flint and Michigan

Support and stand in solidarity with the people of Flint.

Flint residents have been living with poisoned water and they need all Michiganders to help amplify their voices and make sure that the community gets what it needs.

Stop the Dirty Water Agenda

Big polluters and their friends in Congress are pushing an extreme agenda to rollback vital laws, regulations, and funding that protect clean water, reduce air pollution, and fight climate change.

Hold Your Senators Accountable for Approving Scott Pruitt

The Senate approved Scott Pruitt's nomination to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a nearly party-line vote.

Scott Pruitt is a reckless choice to lead EPA.

Press Releases

March 16, 2017

"This is a reckless and dangerous budget. It's also completely unsurprising. President Trump has made his priorities perfectly clear - he will put polluters first at all costs."

February 24, 2017

This is an assault on the commonsense protections Americans rely on to keep our water drinkable and our air breathable.

February 28, 2017

We don't get clean water by gutting protections for streams and wetlands and we won't protect public health by ignoring science.

Water Blog Posts

April 25, 2017

A few weeks after Maryland's whirlwind of a legislative session, it's time to dive deep on our local level campaigns.  Clean Water Action supporters across Maryland are fighting for clean air and water, healthy communities, a life-sustaining climate, and a meaningful democracy.  Here's what's g

David Tykulsker award at Clean Water Action conference, by Jenny Vickers
April 21, 2017

"Fighting to leave this world a better place by making the best of what we got," is a driving force behind Clean Water Action's Earth Week Hero, David Tykulsker.

David has been at the heart of our organization since he joined the New Jersey Board in the 1980s. In 2005, he became the National Board of Clean Water Action, a position he still holds today.

April 6, 2017

Great news from Annapolis!

Maryland is poised to become the second state in the country to ban the routine use of antibiotics in farm animals. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act has passed through both the House of Delegates and the Senate; now one of those chambers has to fully pass its counterpart’s bill by Monday.