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Current Action Alerts

Tell the White House: We Deserve Stronger Lead Standards As Soon As Possible

Earlier this year, the U.S. EPA collected public comments on their proposed updates that regulate lead in drinking water, the Lead and Copper Rule. The Agency says that they plan to finalize the stronger rule by October 16, 2024. 

Sign this petition today to encourage the U.S. and the Administration to ensure stronger protections take effect as soon as possible and by October at the latest.

Sign the Petition Here!

Take the Water Affordability Pledge

In order to develop policies that address the crisis of residential water service becoming unaffordable for more than one-third of homes in the country, individuals and groups in communities with high water rates came together to create a set of consensus principles. The pledge below is based on the principles that community members wish to see in developing water affordability policies.

Take the Pledge Here!

Find out more about your state's public comment period for drinking water funding.

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Help Improve U.S. EPA’s Public Participation Policy

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to change the way they engage the public in their decision-making process. Their draft Meaningful Involvement Policy is available for public comment until January 16th, 2024.  Freshwater Future believes the draft policy needs improvements to ensure EPA communicates transparently, protects environmental justice communities, and honors public comments.

Submit Comments by 1/16/24 HERE

Spread the Word: Increased Assistance for Water Bills Available for Michigan Households!

JAN, 2023 - Low-Income Michigan Households could now be eligible for up to $1,500 in assistance! This maximum can also be expanded if an eligible resident has water debt greater than $1,500. Community Action Agencies (CAA) across the state are administering this program – reach out to yours today to sign up. If you know of people in other states who need help securing this assistance, email us at:

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