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.
"This will force drinking water utilities and their consumers to continue to foot the bill for removing this pollution from drinking water supplies."
"Republicans in Congress and Scott Pruitt know how unpopular – not to mention legally and scientifically indefensible, it is to gut protections for clean water. So they are trying to change the rules to cut the public out of the process so the Trump administration can weaken protections for drinking water, rivers, streams and wetlands."
In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a lot of media attention has focused on the country’s aging water infrastructure, nationally. Here in California, many people do not have access to clean drinking water.
At Clean Water Action the voices of our members truly amplify our power, and when it comes to drought-proofing California’s water supply, our members really stepped up this past week.
Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.