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Take Action for Safe Drinking Water!


  • More than one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water each year.
  • Approximately 300 communities have been unable to meet safe drinking water standards for over a year, and in some cases over a decade.
  • Children are particularly at risk. As many as 1 in 4 schools in the Central Valley have been impacted by unsafe drinking water.
  • In multiple California cities, one fifth of the population is paying over 5% of their income on water.
  • Some families we've worked with pay up to 10% of their monthly income on water.
  • Latino and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted.
  • California needs to create a safe and affordable drinking water fund to deliver on its promise of the human right to water. 

For more information, see our backgrounder on the issue and our fact sheet on Senate Bill 623 (Monning). The SB 623 fact sheet is also available in Spanish.

Sign below to tell the California Governor and Legislature to act NOW to guarantee this basic human right.

Dear Governor Brown and California legislative leaders,

Almost 300 California communities are not meeting drinking water standards, just like in Flint, Michigan. This crisis has gone on for too long. For our health and our children's safety, California needs you to create a safe and affordable drinking water fund this year. Please act now to ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all. 


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