Topic

clean water

30 petitions

Update posted 6 hours ago

Petition to CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR Director Dr. Patrick Breysse, Dr. Ileana Arias, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Cory Gardner, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Governor John Hickenlooper, James N. Mattis, Alex M. Azar II

Include Colorado Communities in new National Health Study on PFAS Water Pollution

Colorado residents in Security, Widefield, and Fountain have been​ ​exposed​ ​to​ ​toxic​ ​Perfluoroalkyl​ ​Substances​ ​(PFASs) ​in their drinking water for an unknown period of years, and have a right to​ ​know ​how much of these chemicals they carry in their bodies. PFAS exposure has been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer.  The 2018 Federal Defense Budget directs the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a national study on the cumulative health effects of PFAS exposure, and to include a minimum of merely 8 out of 100+ military communities with toxic PFAS water contamination. The Peterson Air Force Base toxic PFAS contamination site impacted the drinking water of over 60,000 residents & military families, making it the largest impacted military community. Therefore, we, the undersigned, ask that you contact​ ​Dr. Patrick Breysse, Director NCEH/ATSDR, and Dr. Illeana Arias, Director, Division of Community Health Investigations, to request the inclusion of the affected communities near Peterson Air Force Base in the national health study, including, but not limited to voluntary​ ​PFAS​ ​blood​ ​serum​ ​testing​ and​ ​longitudinal​ ​health monitoring for all residents.​

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition
191 supporters
Update posted 6 hours ago

Petition to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda L. Solis, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger

Let’s Stop Wasting Stormwater!

Let’s stop wasting water that can be reused. Let’s stop sending pollution to the ocean. Let’s stop harming wildlife with our trash. 80 Billion gallons of rain water are wasted each year in L.A. County. Please urge the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to start treating runoff as a resource—not a nuisance. L.A. County receives over 100 billion gallons of rain water on average each year. Our current stormwater system captures only 20 percent of this water resource. Where does the rest go? This wasted water flows through streets, storm drains and rivers directly into the Pacific Ocean, taking with it oil, trash and plastic pollution, fecal bacteria, and other contaminants. These pollutants pose a serious health and safety risk to anyone who visits the rivers, streams or ocean, and to any animal that lives in these habitats. Securing our water future can’t wait. Today, 85 percent of L.A. County’s water is piped in from locations up to 400 miles away. These critical water lifelines for millions of Angelenos are at risk from drought, earthquakes and other natural disasters. In addition to ongoing efforts to conserve water at home, we must also come together as a community to conserve our rain water. Only 11 percent of L.A. County’s water supply comes from stormwater. We can triple that amount with more local rain water capture and treatment. Innovative nature-based, water quality stormwater management projects, including rain gardens and green alleys are sprouting up in neighborhoods across L.A. County. Treated stormwater can be used in place of drinking water for irrigation, or to replenish our groundwater resources. These projects all function to increase water supply, improve water quality, decrease flooding and provide new green space, particularly in disadvantaged communities. We must invest in nature-based, water quality solutions to decrease our water waste, improve environmental and public health, and create over 7,000 new green jobs in the process. On July 17, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to place a public funding measure on the November 2018 ballot that could raise $300 million for nature-based, water quality projects. Make your voice heard during this critical decision-making process.  Sign this petition with Heal the Bay to tell the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to add a Stormwater Funding Measure to the November 2018 ballot.  We are a proud member of OurWaterLA, a diverse coalition of local community leaders and organizations united to create a strong water future for Los Angeles.

Heal the Bay
2,256 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Sylvester Turner, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Texas State Senate, U.S. Senate

Create the Pure Water Act so everyone can enjoy the benefits of pure, clean, gentle water

The City of Houston does as much as they can when treating our recycled water to provide us with the best possible water. Most of the time the chemicals used does not completely treat your water and or causes issues such as hard water or too much chlorine. Some of the chemicals used cause health issues or allergic reactions to your body. We can control these sort of issues with providing extra treatments and purification as the water is leaving the city pipelines and coming into homes and businesses. Installing water purification systems in your homes and businesses will provide this extra step of filtration and purification making your hard water soft and your kitchen water drinkable. As we have become more conscious about living healthier lifestyles, we should realize that the water we use on a daily basis should be healthy as well. We are bathing, washing, brushing our teeth, and cooking with hard water. We buy bottled water from fear of drinking from our faucets thus creating a bigger issue for our planet to suffer from. Buying bottled water creates pollution, not mentioning the chemicals you are digesting from plastic seeping into your bottled water. Why not just own your own water treatment plant by installing a water purification system.  Our company’s goal is to install 10,000 units to help those in the lower income communities. And motivating our government to install our units in each home.

Teresa Romano
39 supporters