Clean, Safe, and Plentiful Water

Water is Wisconsin.

Once thought to mean “gathering of waters,” the name Wisconsin reminds us of the countless beautiful lakes, roaring rivers, and peaceful wetlands we enjoy in all seasons. Clean, safe, and plentiful water is a cornerstone of our state and a promise we aim to fulfill.

But Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and drinking water face many threats. At Clean Wisconsin, we are engaging in science, law, and policy to protect our valuable water resources and ensure that everyone has access to clean, safe, and plentiful water, now and for generations to come.

Learn more about our current initiatives:

Defending our groundwater in the Central Sands

All across Wisconsin, groundwater is essential to the well-being of our communities, our economy and our beautiful waterways and wetlands. The Central Sands, however, has a critical shortage of groundwater. Learn how we’re standing up for plentiful groundwater across Wisconsin.

Working for Clean Groundwater in Kewaunee County

For years, citizens in Kewaunee County have turned on their taps unsure whether their water is safe to drink, or if it’s contaminated. Learn how we’re working for clean drinking water for Kewaunee residents.

Safeguarding Our Wetlands

Wisconsin’s wetlands are vital to the health and vibrancy of our waters. Wetlands have long been a threatened resource, and the threats continue today. Learn how we’re protecting this valuable resource.

Defending our Heritage of Strong Mining Laws

Wisconsin’s Prove It First mining law has protected our water, landscapes and communities from damaging sulfide mining practices for nearly 20 years. Now, some legislators and mining companies want to roll back those protections. Learn how we’re defending our protective mining laws.

Ending the Use of Tar-Based Sealants

Tar-based pavement sealants are the primary source of toxic PAH pollution in urban landscapes and  are harmful to human health, and hurt fish and other aquatic life in our lakes and rivers. Learn how we’re leading the way to end their use.

Protecting Our Water from Pharmaceutical Waste

Old prescription drugs present many risks: flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash, and they could end up in our water; left in the medicine cabinet, and they could end up in the wrong hands. Learn how we’re working to encourage proper disposal.