Community Water Center

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Time to Set a Legal Limit for Carcinogen Found in Kern’s Water

ON Jul 22, 2016

A few weeks ago, a Bakersfield television report on the carcinogenic water contaminant 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) caught many local residents by surprise. The report shared details about the prevalence of this drinking water contaminant and highlighted that some wells exceeded the state’s public health goal for 1,2,3-TCP by 200 times. Many people were rightfully confused and concerned.

California To Set Legal Limit On Probable Carcinogen In Water

ON Jul 21, 2016

The California State Water Resources Control Board will soon set a maximum contaminant level for 1,2,3 Trichloropropane, or 1,2,3 TCP. It's currently found in industrial solvents and cleaning agents, but it was once found in two popular soil fumigants made by Dow Chemical and Shell Oil Company.

News Release: California Water Board Takes Step To Protect Public From Cancer-Causing Water Contaminant

ON Jul 20, 2016

California regulators took an important step toward protecting California communities from a highly toxic drinking water contaminant found across the state, say environmental justice advocates.

Learn more about pesticide byproduct found in Valley drinking water

ON Jul 20, 2016

As California regulators plan to set a legal limit on a cancer-causing chemical found in Valley water systems, clean water advocates are urging residents to attend coming public workshops on the issue.

Susana De Anda Honored as White House Champion of Change

ON Jul 15, 2016

Community Water Center Co-Founder and Co-Director Susana De Anda is being recognized by the White House as one of ten “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity” today. Susana and CWC have dedicated the past decade to ensuring that every Californian has access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.



Public Workshop Regarding MCL for 1,2,3 TCP (Fresno)

Date: 07/28/16 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
City: Fresno



CWC 10 Year Anniversary

Date: 09/22/16 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
City: Visalia

" CWC has stepped in at all stages... to improve drinking water quality in the Central Valley, from testifying to policymakers to organizing to working to get local projects funded. "



CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award

by The Harvard Law School.


CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012

by Marie Claire magazine.