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.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking the Dirty Water Agenda

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

Donald Trump Will Not Have the Last Word on Our Water

Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do when it comes to clean water and public health. We know what we need to do - resist and fight back. Join us!

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.

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.

Press Releases

February 24, 2017

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

February 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt is not qualified to lead EPA. He pledged to waste time and taxpayer resources by withdrawing the Clean Water Rule. He believes that debate about the reality human caused climate change and the need to act now should be encouraged. His radical views are out of step with the American public.

February 17, 2017

The vote must be delayed until these new emails can be reviewed. Anything else is  a massive disservice to Americans."

Water Blog Posts

Cracked shale streambed photo: Mark Hersh from the Raymond Proffitt Foundation
February 24, 2017

Earlier this month, Donald Trump signed a repeal of the Stream Protection Rule, under the Congressional Review Act, and at the signing, he called the Rule “another terrible job killing rule."

Send a message to the Senate about Scott Pruitt
February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Senate had an opportunity to protect clean water and safeguard public health by rejecting Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. They didn't take it.

February 15, 2017

“We’re all in this together. We’re all humans. And we are a team that should support one another. I hope that someday it’s possible for everyone to have clean water and be healthy”Jackie, 9

When the Youth Tritons swim club contacted us about doing a swimmathon to benefit Clean Water Fund, on the occasion of the Tritons’ 30th Anniversary, we said “Yes!” – of course. Our goal is their goal: fishable, SWIMMABLE, drinkable water, for everyone!