Fighting for clean, safe drinking water

Fighting for clean, safe drinking waterClean, safe drinking water is a right, not a privilege. Groundwater provides drinking water for 70% of Wisconsin, but due to a multitude of threats and issues, too many Wisconsinites cannot drink the water from their tap. This is because over-pumping groundwater, polluted runoff and improperly disposing of toxins all threaten our groundwater supply and in turn, the health of our families.  Clean Wisconsin works to ensure all resident have access to clean, safe and plentiful drinking water.


Clean Wisconsin does this by:

Protecting our groundwater

Protecting our groundwater

Dried-up waterways and unsafe drinking water is a reality for too many Wisconsinites due to weak groundwater protections and over-pumping. Clean Wisconsin is committed to strengthening our groundwater protections.

Holding polluters accountable

Holding water polluters accountable

We must hold polluters accountable for contaminating our environment. For decades, Clean Wisconsin’s legal team has worked in the permitting process and the courts to keep our waters clean and safe.

Pushing for better management of coal ash waste

Pushing for better management of coal ash waste

Our 2014 report on coal ash waste shows how this wastestream has contaminated groundwater in southeastern Wisconsin. Clean Wisconsin strives to promote clean, renewable energy that won’t harm our drinking water.

Curbing mercury pollution PHOTO: Lisa Simmons

Curbing mercury pollution

Mercury impacts our health, our air, our water, our fish and our natural resources. Clean Wisconsin works to curb mercury pollution for the benefit of all.

Improving options for pharmaceutical waste disposal

Improving options for pharmaceutical waste disposal

The compounds and chemicals found in prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can pollute our drinking water supply when we don’t dispose of them properly. Clean Wisconsin is committed to finding better, more convenient disposal options for pharmaceutical waste.

PHOTO CREDIT Flyfishing: Lisa Simmons

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