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.

Clean Water Action on Andrew Wheeler's Confirmation

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Clean Water Action Statement on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

“The Senate’s passage of the bi-partisan infrastructure deal is an important first step towards long-overdue investment in our nation’s infrastructure- but it falls well short of what is needed to address the climate crisis and protect the health of our communities."