Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Fight for Safe Drinking Water Continues Into 2018 With SB 623

ON Sep 22, 2017

The diverse coalition of more than 90 organizations that has supported Senate Bill 623 (Monning) this year remains committed to the fight for safe drinking water. One million Californians turn on their taps to dangerous water. This injustice has gone on for too long.

Comments Submitted for AB 401

ON Sep 11, 2017

Community Water Center joined with Pacific Institute, Clean Water Action, and other organizations to submit a comment letter on the implementation of AB 401, legislation passed in 2015 that directs the State Water Resources Control Board to propose a plan for a statewide low-income rate assistance (LIRA) program for water.

United for Justice

ON Sep 07, 2017

We stand in solidarity with all our friends in Charlottesville who took a stand against white supremacy. We stand in solidarity with our neighbors, friends, family, and community members who are DREAMers and immigrants fighting for documentation.

SB 623, Safe Drinking Water Conversation Continues in Assembly

ON Sep 02, 2017

In an important step forward toward securing safe and affordable drinking water for all Californians, Senate Bill 623 (Monning) moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to the Assembly Rules Committee today.

T is for Toxic: Danger Lurking in California School Drinking Fountains

ON Aug 11, 2017

AVENAL, CALIFORNIA – Reef-Sunset Unified School District Superintendent David East is worried about water. Not because of the drought – record rains this past winter ended five years of dry times. Rather, East, whose district encompasses the small towns of Avenal and Kettleman City on the San Joaquin Valley’s west side, is worried about the safety of the water that the 2,700 students in his school district are being given to drink.

" 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. "

--GRIST.COM

LAUREL FIRESTONE

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

by The Harvard Law School.

SUSANA DE ANDA

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

by Marie Claire magazine.