Protecting Water In Connecticut

Clean Water is working to ensure that small streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act’s pollution control programs. 

Graphic - Map of CT. Image credit: boreala / Shutterstock

Meet the Connecticut Team

“We believe that the challenges of reaching 2050 goals — and interim targets along the way — will require fresh thinking, ambitious action, and a new level of leadership…Connecticut’s next-generation climate change response must be integrated and must transcend government’s ordinary role by engaging citizens, business and institutions as full partners.”

Thousands of Letters Delivered to EPA Leader on Banks of Connecticut River

Advocates Call For Stronger Protections for Local Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands

Connecticut needs commonsense solutions on PFAS

Tell the Connecticut legislature to prioritize protecting our health and water from PFAS chemicals.     

Connecticut World Water Day Press Event

Protecting Water in Connecticut in 2017

We generally think of Connecticut as water rich with abundant sources that supply drinking water for the 3.5 million residents of the state and support recreation, fishing, boating and wildlife habitat. We enjoy the nation's highest standards for drinking water and have ecologically sensitive laws that protect stream flow and wetlands. 

From We All Live Downstream

Ct Youth Advocates
February 27, 2019

Students and young people all over the world are standing up to address many significant problems facing our society—and making a big difference!  We’re doing the same by launching a club at our school called “Choate for Clean Water.” As juniors in high-school, we became concerned about clean drinking water through our passion of politics and environmental studies. Our club’s focus is to raise awareness and educate within our community about the importance of clean water and how policies at the state and federal level impact our water.

CT Lake Zoar
July 23, 2018

Connecticut’s State Water Plan, finalized in January 2018, is an historic achievement to coordinate the use, management, protection, and conservation of our water now and into the future.

CT Capitol building flickr.com/craigfildes cc
June 18, 2018

It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.