News & Updates

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons
March 27, 2019

Lead in water is the most significant source of lead exposure after lead paint.

Lead was a preferred plumbing material, particularly for water service lines, until it was outlawed in 1986.

How lead gets into drinking water

March 27, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secretary David Bernhardt will appear before the Senate tomorrow for his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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March 27, 2019

Totowa, NJ - At a press conference today where Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced 4 natural resource damage (NRD) lawsuits against three of the largest corporate polluters across the state, Clean Water Action declared that there’s a new sheriff in town.

March 26, 2019

Momentum behind AB 217 comes as new report finds children at risk from “pervasive lead contamination” in school drinking water:

March 26, 2019

“For too long, Michigan residents have faced uncertainty about whether the water coming from their taps is safe for their families to drink. By requesting an administrative rule-making process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS chemicals, Governor Whitmer has shown that she is ready to put Michigan families and our drinking water first."

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March 26, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy's administration has ordered five companies responsible for widespread pollution of drinking water systems to spend millions of dollars to assess the extent of contamination and eventually clean up the pollution. 

March 25, 2019

In 2019, Clean Water Action is helping lead the fight for clean water in California focusing especially on people living in communities without access to clean drinking water. California is home to some of the nation’s starkest divides between its most fortunate residents and its least fortunate, with over one million residents lacking access to safe drinking water.

March 25, 2019

“As a constituent from Whitehall, I’ve got added interest in this race,” said Steve Hvozdovich of Clean Water Action. “The residents of this district are tired of the Donald Trump-Scott Wagner, businessmen turned politicians, who prioritize corporate profits over public health and turn a blind eye to the real impacts our environment is experiencing. Raja is just another candidate from this broken mold, while Pam has spent her life serving others.”

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March 22, 2019

Clean Water Action is now accepting nominations for the prestigious David R. Gerraughty Award, named in honor of the long-time Clean Water Action program organizer and canvasser who chose protecting the environment and safeguarding public health as his "second career". 

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March 21, 2019

You are invited to attend Clean Water Action's 17th Annual Breakfast of Champions happening Friday, May 10th, 2019 from 8:30-10:00 am at the Aspray Boathouse in historic Pawtuxet Village, Warwick! Purchase tickets or become a sponsor.