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.

Recent Actions

Urge Oakland County Commissioners to adopt a septic code

Michigan is the only state in the US without a statewide septic code, and currently only 13 out of our 83 counties have septic codes that require inspections.

Connecticut needs commonsense solutions on PFAS

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

Michigan needs a strong statewide sanitary code

Right now, the State House Natural Resources Committee is holding hearings on two bills, HB 5752 and HB 5753, that would create a statewide sanitary code for Michigan that requires regular inspections of all septic systems.

Protect Virginia's Water From Polluted Stormwater Runoff!

Virginia's proposed new budget includes far-reaching cuts to critical water and conservation programs.

Press Releases

May 15, 2019

In a world of an estimated 4700 PFAS chemicals, researching and setting an MCL for each one will be time consuming and expensive. The next step must be to stop doing chemical by chemical approach. It will become an impossible task. There is no time left to protect our health as the dangers are already present in our water supplies, communities and have contaminated our bodies.

Water Blog Posts

Spilled orange juice -- crtedit Martin Brigden (Flickr -- Creative Commons)
May 20, 2019

It’s 2002. I’m seven years old and sitting at my dining room table with my mom, eating breakfast and drinking a glass of orange juice. My mom and I are laughing about something when I knock the glass over. The juice spills everywhere – on the table and floor as I stare at the mess in shock. My mom scrambles to the kitchen, grabs paper towels and hands them to me, saying “It’s ok, just clean up your mess.”

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May 9, 2019

I hope you can join me in supporting this inspiring organization in their upcoming Spring for Water benefit on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5 pm to 7 pm at Carrie Nation Restaurant and Cocktail bar. You can RSVP or donate here

Raise funds for Clean Water by taking surveys!
May 6, 2019

Most Clean Water Action members we know – people like you who care about our water and want to see it protected – hold a wide range of opinions. Those opinions sometimes count for more than you might think – a lot more!

              How Much is YOUR Opinion Worth?