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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. Earlier this year, Governor Carney and legislative leaders proposed a $50 million investment in clean water, $3.6 million of which would have been dedicated to low-income and underserved communities. Our Campaign recognizes that this is no longer possible due to the challenges that we are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic, but want to stress that investments in safe and clean drinking water remain vital during this public health crisis.

This year’s legislative session ended on June 30. Thanks to your calls and emails to legislators, the Bond Bill included $13 million for clean water funding, with $1.6 million allocated for low-income and underserved communities, and $5 million each for Open Space and Farmland Preservation programs. That’s a total of $23 million for clean water and conservation.

Thank you for your unwavering support and for keeping clean water a priority when many issues are calling for our attention and advocacy. We will continue to push for a dedicated and sustainable clean water funding mechanism next legislative session in January 2021!

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.

Clean Water

Tools and Campaign Materials

Clean Water Factsheets & Resources

Explore the sections below to learn more information about the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign including water quality tips, a clean water advocacy primer, facts about DE’s water quality, 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 2021.

Clean Water Rally

Wondering what our Clean Water Rally is all about? Two years ago, 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.

This year, 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!

Television/Video coverage from the rally:

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