The Clean Water Act has given communities the tools necessary to come together for a common purpose: protecting our most valuable resource and improving our quality of life.
While we have a long way to go, the Clean Water Act has helped to dramatically clean up the nation’s waterways since its passage in 1972. Currently, however, the Act is facing an unprecedented assault from the largest polluters and their allies in Congress that want to turn back the clock and once again use our waterways as industrial sewers.
Show your love of clean water and the Clean Water Act today. Join the virtual celebration by watching and sharing our Happy Birthday video (below)!
How you can get involved
- Join the movement by signing our the Red, White and Water pledge
- In our report “The Clean Water Act at 40 (PDF),” learn about the threats to this landmark legislation during the 112th Congress, as well the people who have improved water quality in their communities thanks to the Clean Water Act.
- Finally, please donate the financial resources we need to stand up for the Clean Water Act and other clean water laws.