Hundreds of thousands of Americans are exposed to health risks from water contaminated with lead, toxic chemicals, and microbes.
NRDC fights to secure clean, safe drinking water for all Americans. We stand with low-income communities and people of color who bear a disproportionate burden of polluted water. We call on policymakers to improve aging infrastructure and protect drinking-water sources from mining, drilling, and industrial development. And we go to court to close loopholes that allow health hazards to go unchecked by polluting industries and government agencies.
What We're Doing
The devastating lead contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan highlights potentially disastrous gaps in the provision of safe drinking water to all Americans—especially the most vulnerable.
What You Can Do
Unsafe Water More Common in Communities of Color
When it comes to safe drinking water in America, race still matters.