by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency category: Environment
Clean water is important - for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses. But right now 60 percent of the streams and millions of acres of wetlands across the country aren’t clearly protected from pollution and destruction. In fact, one in three Americans—117 million of us—get our drinking water from streams that are vulnerable. To have clean water downstream in the rivers and lakes in our neighborhoods we need healthy headwaters upstream. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed to strengthen protection for the clean water that is vital to all Americans.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
We work for clean water for all Americans.
Rachel Rusek Barski
Wanda Dobbins Murnan