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.

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Protect the Delaware: Support a 100% Fracking Ban!

The Delaware River Basin Commission, a regional governing body that protects the health and safety of the Delaware River Watershed, is made up of the four governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as w

Recent Actions

Pledge to hold Michigan Legislators Accountable!

Pledge today to hold your elected officials accountable for their record on issues that affect our water and health.

Michigan families should not foot the bill for outdated infrastructure!

Contact your Representative today and tell them to replace our water infrastructure instead of shifting the burden of failing infrastructure to Michigan families.

Support HB 5375—Drinking Water Standards on PFAS must be driven by science

Studies have shown that the current EPA advisory limit for PFAS in water allows levels that are too high to protect our health.

Support Efforts to Protect Pittsburgh Water from Lead

Tell City Council to support efforts to protect us from lead in our drinking water.

Press Releases

November 6, 2018

"Person to person conversations are the best way to move the needle and motivate people to be clean water voters -- canvassing wins elections," said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "We have relied on door to door canvassing to elect clean water leaders and win important policies for more than 30 years. We knew the only way to respond to the 2016 elections was to redouble our efforts, identify districts we could flip and candidates we could support, and build the people power to win elections through our field teams."

 

October 24, 2018

We're thrilled Barbara Helmick is the first recipient of the David Zwick Award.  It's fitting -- Barbara changed the way that advocates organize communities.

October 22, 2018

Today, Clean Water Action joined the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and other environmental groups on the steps of the capitol for a Rally to Protect the Pinelands, presenting thousands of petitions to Governor Murphy urging him to reform the Pinelands Commission. 

Water Blog Posts

Thank you for all you do for clean water
November 18, 2018

As I look back on 2018, one thing becomes apparent -- Clean Water members and supporters matter.

Vote
November 7, 2018

Yesterday voters made it clear that we're done. Done with the status quo, done with our elected officials paying more attention to corporate campaign donors. Done with the stranglehold the oil and gas industry and other special interests have on our democracy.  Done with nothing but rhetoric full of racism, fear, and prejudice from the President. Done with politicians offering talking points instead of solutions.

David Zwick Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
October 18, 2018

Forty-two years ago today, on October 18, 1972, the U.S. Congress passed the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Action was founded that same year to help push for final passage of the law and to work for ongoing clean water protections.