In Michigan, water is part of our identity. We are the Great Lakes State, after all. We have a duty to protect our water to make sure we can drive our economy forward and ensure the health of our communities and families.
Unfortunately, President Trump does not take this responsibility seriously. His administration’s policies threaten Michigan’s water and communities in a number of ways.
As a founding member of the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative, Clean Water is committed to working with communities to getting lead service lines out of the ground and away from our drinking water!
Tackle the problem at its source
The most effective way to limit exposure to lead is to remove lead at the source. For lead in drinking water, this means focusing on digging up and replacing lead service lines that are some of the greatest contributors to lead in drinking water.
On December 11th, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposal to slash federal clean water safeguards. Trump’s Dirty Water Rule is a radical reinterpretation of the Clean Water Act that would eliminate protections for rain-dependent streams, which feed drinking water sources for millions of people. And it would put at risk more than half of our nation’s wetlands, which filter pollution and protect our communities from flooding. The public comment period ended April 15th, 2019.
Residents interested in becoming Green Ambassadors can reach out for in-home “walk-throughs” where Clean Water Fund will assist them in identifying possible lead sources in their own homes so they may learn to do the same for their neighbors.
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.
Clean Water Action is currently hiring field staff and interns to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities. We are looking to add to our current staff of committed, professional, and highly skilled activists to act as front line ambassadors in the communities that we serve.
In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets. A massive growth of toxic blue-green algae got into Toledo's drinking water intake and the system had to be flushed.
Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping
Would you like to save water, save money, and still have a beautiful yard? Would you like to help your community and our state save water for wildlife and for future generations of Texans?