Clean Water for All
People care deeply about clean water. Our rivers, bays, lakes, and streams are vital to a healthy environment and a vibrant economy, and provide endless opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and other recreation. Above all, we need clean, safe drinking water to live.
Americans did not vote in 2016 to undermine basic protections for clean water. Public support for the issue remains high and people are more aware than they have been in years to the notion that safe, clean water is not a given, but very much under threat.
From massive proposed cuts to EPA’s budget, which will make it difficult for the agency to protect clean water, to rollbacks of commonsense safeguards for water and public health, the Administration and Congress seem bent on undoing federal clean water protections.
In the face of these immediate and coming threats to the nation’s waters a broad coalition of environmental, conservation, sportsmen, and community groups is engaging and mobilizing Americans to get involved in the fight to protect clean water.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) on why she is a Water Defender
What is the Clean Water Rule All About?
The Clean Water Rule protects the sources of drinking water for more than 117 millions Americans.
The Clean Water Rule safeguards millions of acres of wetlands that filter pollutants and protect communities by absorbing floodwaters.
The Clean Water Rule brings us one step closer to our nation’s goal of swimable, fishable, drinkable water for all Americans.
Find Out Why the Clean Water Rule Matters to Your State
Learn More About Why the Clean Water Rule is Important to Sportsmen, Small Businesses, and Public Health
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The Bloom Begins
It was a hot, sunny day and Steve Carpenter couldn’t believe the view from his second-floor office on the shoreline of Lake Mendota. As far out as he could see from his perch in the Hasler Laboratory for Limnology – west to the UW-Madison Rowing team’s boat house and east all the way to the Edgewater Hotel and James Madison Park – the calm, still water looked just like teal-blue paint. read more…