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The Clean Water Campaign

How to Take Action

We need you! The Clean Water Campaign is always looking for additional Water Warriors – the advocates, volunteers, and supporters of our work.

Our top priority is securing sustainable, dedicated funding to improve and protect Delaware’s waterways and drinking water sources. In 2021, we successfully passed Clean Water for DE Act (HB 200) and secured Governor Carney’s $50 M clean water investment in the FY 2022 Bond Bill.

Legislative session ended on June 30, 2021, and will resume January 1, 2022. 

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Interested in helping advocate for another one of our priorities? Contact us and we’d be happy to help provide additional resources such as fact sheets, background research, and more.

Your Support

Lobby Days and Clean Water Rallies

Your voice is a powerful tool for advocating and by raising our voices together we can create an even larger impact. Amplifying your voice alongside of hundreds of fellow Water Warriors and Clean Water Alliance members is one of the most powerful ways we can show decision-makers that the time to act is now.

Let the Delaware legislature hear our collective voice by speaking directly to them right in Legislative Hall. We’ll be hosting Lobby Days in our state capital, Dover, to advocate for the introduction and passage of clean water legislation when session starts again in January 2022.

Clean Water Rally

 

Wondering what our Clean Water Rally is all about? In 2019, over 125 Water Warriors rallied in Dover to advocate for dedicated funding for clean water. After gathering outside of Legislative Hall, citizen advocates heard from legislative leadership, including House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate Pro Tempore David McBride on their commitment to securing dedicated funding for clean water. Our Water Warriors flooded Leg Hall in blue and many testified in support of clean water funding at the House Natural Resources Committee Hearing for HB200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act.

In 2020, our Clean Water Rally went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with our partners and Water Warriors on social media we reached over 2,500 people, advocated to our legislators, participated in crucial conversations about heavy industry in New Castle County, and began learning how to get more involved with the clean water funding process with the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC). We ensured that clean water and conservation were funded in Delaware’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, and prepared to continue our work to protect waterways and Delawareans going forward.

We’re so grateful for our community of advocates and can’t wait to continue our great work! Stay tuned for what our 2021 Clean Water Rally might look like!

 

Television/Video coverage from the rally:

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