On April 5th, community members celebrated the installation of over 60 water stations and point-of-use filters in south Kern County in response to the safe drinking water challenges facing our community and our state. The event highlighted the progress the communities of Arvin and Lamont have made to improve access to safe drinking water in our schools and neighborhoods.
Californians need an ongoing source of sustainable funding to secure safe, clean and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all communities. Until this ongoing source of funding is secured, however, our communities demand immediate investments through the 2016-2017 budget to meet our urgent drinking water needs. It is completely unacceptable that over one million Californians are impacted by unsafe water annually, and we need to act now to address this crisis.
Community Water Center is now on Instagram! Follow us at CommunityWaterCenter for the latest updates on the fight for safe, clean and affordable in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
Groundwater nitrate contamination from agriculture is costing families, local governments and the state tens of millions of dollars a year. CWC and our allies across the state are analyzing a new draft general order and advocating for basic data transparency to understand nitrate pollution.
As an organization committed to ensuring all communities have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water, the Community Water Center stands in solidarity with the community of Flint, Michigan.
We hope you'll join us for the #Agua4All Community Rally and Celebration in South Kern on Tuesday, April 5, from 5-7pm in Arvin at El Camino Real Elementary School.
[M]any Californians don’t know whether this stuff is in their water, because neither the state nor the federal EPA regulates 1,2,3-TCP in drinking water. So that means public utilities don’t have to test for it, filter it out, or advise their customers if it’s in the water.
CWC's Laurel Firestone is among twenty top water policy leaders who contributed personal essays to new book, Water: More or Less, by Water Education Foundation’s former executive director and long-time observer of the California water scene, Rita Schmidt Sudman. This book captures the historic water conflicts, moments of change and offers solutions for the future. Written with co-author artist and essayist Stephanie Taylor, the authors visually and verbally cover water in three dimensions – art, history, and stories of real people.
Our second annual Water Justice Leadership Awards was a great celebration! We were thrilled to be joined by so many supporters as we honored Phoebe Seaton & Veronica Garibay, Sandra Garcia, Tam Doduc, Ruth Martinez, and Kevin de León.
The February 16th, 2016, State Water Resources Control Board meeting was a momentous day for the Board, the Division of Drinking Water, water justice advocates, and all the communities that struggle to access safe, affordable drinking water. State Water Board members voted unanimously in support of the Resolution to adopt the Human Right to Water as a core value and to direct its implementation at the State Water Board.