Strengthening Clean Water Protections

Clean Water is working to protect clean water and restore safeguards for our nation's wetlands and streams that feed our drinking water sources, filter pollution and protect communities from flooding.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.

Wetlands

Putting Drinking Water First: Restoring Clean Water Act Protections to Streams and Wetlands

Clean Water Action’s Putting Drinking Water First approach means making drinking water impacts a primary consideration when developing regulations and other programs involving upstream activities that could negatively impact downstream drinking water sources. The EPA/Corps Clean Water Rule better protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters, include drinking water sources: The Clean Water Rule has concrete implications for source water protection and for drinking water quality.

What is EPA afraid of? 60 days is an unacceptably short public comment period for the most aggressive attack on the Clean Water Act since 1972

"Andrew Wheeler and the other special interest lobbyists President Trump has placed at EPA don’t want to hear from the public because they know Americans will oppose the Dirty Water Rule"

Clean Water Action: The American Jobs Plan is a Critical Investment In Our Future

"Today is a good day. We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the American Jobs Plan is just a downpayment -- if we really want to build back better, we need to go big."