Community Water Center

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

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Our Op-Ed in the Sunday Sacramento Bee!

ON Feb 21, 2017

Almost 300 communities in California are not meeting safe drinking water standards. More people in California are without access to safe drinking water than the population of Flint, Mich.

LA Times: California lawmakers are stuck on Trump, but there's a problem at home that needs attention: dirty water

ON Feb 13, 2017

While President Trump and his California resistors dominate the spotlight, a little outfit without much pizazz is trying to draw state government’s attention to sickening drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.

Most Sacramento area schools do not test drinking water for lead

ON Feb 11, 2017

Sacramento County’s largest school districts don’t regularly test the water coming from their spigots, based on a Bee review of practices across the region. When they do test, it is generally in response to foul color or odors, which are not indicators of lead.

NY Times: CA Attorney General Calls Safe Drinking Water A Priority

ON Feb 10, 2017

The New York Times solicited questions for Xavier Becerra last week, and they chose our question as one of only four reader questions that Becerra answered. That means The New York Times spent a quarter of the interview on safe and affordable water!

Tap water in San Lucas is again unsafe to drink.

ON Feb 10, 2017

When Sheri Braden grabs a few potatoes from her pantry to cook for dinner, she rinses them off under the faucet. Then she uses water from a 5-gallon jug to rinse off the tap water she originally used. The water running through the pipes to her home has been deemed unsafe for human consumption.

" 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.