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California's Drinking Water Crisis

This week is National Drinking Water Week, and the Community Water Center wants you to take a stand and join the movement for water justice! With over one million Californians exposed to unsafe drinking water each year, California has a drinking water crisis on its hands. We're raising $10,000 in one week to support our state advocacy for immediate and lasting solutions to this crisis. Donate to be part of the solution!


At the Community Water Center, we’re celebrating National Drinking Water Week by holding a series of community meetings and educational events in the Central Valley, but we also need to keep the pressure on in Sacramento to address our state’s drinking water crisis.

We’re asking you - our supporters and allies - to step up during National Drinking Water Week and help us raise $10,000 so that we can strengthen our advocacy in the state capitol to secure the funding and policies needed to provide permanent, interim, and emergency drinking water solutions for small, low-income communities and households.

With the state budget process accelerating in May and June, we’re hard at work meeting with legislators, the Governor’s Office, the State Water Resources Control Board and others to secure a $56 million budget allocation to address the urgent water crisis in our communities. Our $10k fundraising push this week is vital -- this small investment now in community-driven advocacy could help us leverage $56 million from the budget.

Please donate $25, $50, $100 or more to help CWC step up our community-led advocacy in Sacramento. We need your help to make sure state leaders prioritize communities in need of safe water.

National Drinking Water Week Calendar

National Drinking Water Week is quickly approaching! Join us May 2nd - 6th for a week of exciting events -- you can learn about what's in your water, how to get safe water, and how to step up as an advocate to ensure all Californians have access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water. The AGUA Coalition and Community Water Center will be co-hosting the events listed below.

Events include in-person community meetings about nitrate contamination, 1,2,3 - TCP contamination and how to get involved in water justice work in South Kern County. On Tuesday, we will host an online meeting using Facebook and Twitter to engage a broader audience around drinking water issues in the Central Valley. The week will end with the AGUA Coalition's 10-year celebration in Orosi! Look forward to having you join us!

Click here for PDF of calendar in English and Spanish.



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