About the Clean Water Campaign

Importance of Clean Water FundingOUR MISSION: The Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign is a statewide education and outreach effort focused on securing additional clean water funding.

Clean water is essential to everyone. Contaminated water doesn’t just affect fish and wildlife living in our local waters, it impacts our everyday lives through the food we eat; the streams, rivers, lakes and bays near our homes; our health; and our economy.  90 percent of Delaware’s waterways are polluted, 100 miles of Delaware’s waters have fish consumption advisories, and Delaware faces an annual deficit of $100 million to address our water quality needs.

We support legislation like HS1 for HB200 because it provides additional funding for improvements to wastewater systems, flood reduction initiatives, innovative toxic removal technologies, and investments in drinking water quality.

Our campaign is championed by our Clean Water Alliance (a coalition of diverse stakeholder groups including nonprofit organizations, academia and businesses) and our Water Warriors (citizen advocates) that care about water quality for future and current generations!