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.

photo: coal ash dump / shutterstock

Stop EPA’s Rollback of Toxic Waste Safeguards!

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing another free pass to industrial polluters. This time he wants to allow coal utilities to write their own rules for how they manage their coal ash.

Recent Actions

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Tell Pittsburgh City Council to Invest in Green Infrastructure today!

Tell your City Councilor to make an investment into our communities by helping to fund the final design of this amazing green infrastructure project!

Ingham County: Tell your County Board of Commissioners to continue standing up for our lakes and rivers!

Ingham County has been a leader in environmental stewardship for a long time.

Press Releases

April 20, 2018

"The time for talking is past," said Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action. "This environmental justice  (EJ) executive order starts the process and the governor cannot move fast enough to adopt mandatory EJ measures across multiple agencies. We need to significantly reduce the cumulatively be pollution burdens and health impacts on New Jersey is most vulnerable-low income communities and communities of color."

April 18, 2018

"This is a big win for our water. Invasive species like Zebra Mussels jeopardize the health of our waters, damage our infrastructure, and impact businesses across the nation -- costing our economy billions of dollars annually."

Water Blog Posts

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

Water droplet-John Jones
April 17, 2018

Clean water and public health are top priorities for us over at Clean Water Action which is why we are at the frontlines fighting for these issues in our State Capitol. We believe that access to clean, healthy and safe drinking water is the basis of health and wellbeing for everyone. For us, it all begins with water.

In order to put our drinking water first, we need our elected and appointed government officials to get on board by making smart decisions that protect our drinking water sources. However, this hasn’t been the case in our beautiful state.

Marisol Fernández y Mora
April 12, 2018

When I applied to be a door to door canvasser for Clean Water in my senior year of college, I figured it would be a pretty cool part time job until graduation. Little did I know that Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund would be my first employer out of college as well! After just under a year and a half in the Northampton field canvass office, I have accepted a job as Clean Water’s Massachusetts Drinking Water Advocate.