Protecting & Conserving California's Water

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Threats to Safe Drinking Water In California

Four of the most common chemical threats to California's drinking water: Nitrates; Hexavalent Chromium; 1,2,3-TCP; and Perchlorate.

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The Dangers of Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6) in California Drinking Water

On April 15, 2014, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) released the final hexavalent chromium drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb).

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2020 California Endorsements

Your vote is your voice. The 2020 election is the most important in recent history – we need as many clean water voters as possible to participate and vote this year. That is why Clean Water Action urges  everyone to make sure they are registered, make a plan to vote, and receive a mail-in ballot.

From We All Live Downstream

Marguerite Young - Clean Water Action board member
April 22, 2020

Earth Day has always had a special meaning for me – a birthday for Earth and a call to action to do what we can to protect it. In 1970, I organized the very first Earth Day event at my school in Oakland. Eschewing the bus, I enlisted a crew of friends in a bike caravan to ride 10 miles to school. Alarmed by the oil spills along the coast, and the poisoning of wildlife and humans from DDT, my classmates and I led a day long teach-in. This was the spark that ignited what has become a lifelong career as an activist.

Dripping spiggot
March 27, 2020

With all that’s happening right now, it can be difficult to pay attention to  anything other than the news of the day. I’m focused on groundwater; how we use it – and use too much; how we protect it from pollution – or don’t; and how we can ensure that it’s available when we need it. And even on a day when we’re not focused on a pandemic, groundwater can be easy to forgot about -- it's our invisible resource.

October 10, 2017

Those of you reading the New York Times will have seen the recent story on spiking Fentanyl deaths across America.

America’s opioid epidemic is drawing public attention to a less-considered side effect of mushrooming dependence on prescription medications: water pollution by pharmaceuticals. And that’s where we at Clean Water Action come in.