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.

Manmade canal on a sunny day. Photo credit: nayneung1 / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - the Reports

“Act like drinking water matters.” This approach has always been at the core of Clean Water Action’s programs.

Press Releases

"This will force drinking water utilities and their consumers to continue to foot the bill for removing this pollution from drinking water supplies."

July 26, 2017

"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."

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

Water Blog Posts

Water flowing into a drain. Photo credit: Jitinatt Jufask / Shutterstock
March 25, 2016

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.

March 21, 2016

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.

Three glasses of water on a table. Photo credit:  bunyarit / Shutterstock
March 2, 2016

Increased oversight of state programs is essential in light of public concern in the wake of events in Flint, Michigan.