Our Purpose

Each year, one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water. Approximately 300 water systems – spanning every region of the state – fail to meet safe water standards. Contaminated water is a public health disaster – putting Californians at risk for cancer, birth defects, heart disease, diabetes and infant mortality.,

To fix California's toxic taps crisis, community, health, labor, and business organizations and families living with contaminated water have come together to support legislation to create a sustainable Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. This solution provides the source of funding needed to maintain safe, affordable water systems that serve our most vulnerable communities up and down the state.

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Facts About California's Water Crisis

Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately harmed by unsafe, unaffordable drinking water.

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Disadvantaged communities often "pay a triple penalty" to obtain safe water: not only do they face health risks, their bills for toxic water tend to be higher, and they have to buy expensive bottled water to drink, cook and bathe.

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More than two-thirds of California voters said they would be willing to pay as much as an additional one dollar per month on their water bill to fix unsafe levels of contamination.

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With Budget Vote, California One Step Closer to Finally Delivering Safe Drinking Water to All

“Impacted communities have been fighting for the human right to safe, affordable drinking water for decades and today’s vote leaves no doubt their message was heard by Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. We urge swift passage of the related trailer bill so California can begin writing a new chapter in the long journey toward justice for impacted communities.”

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‘We couldn’t even take showers’: Californians with unsafe drinking water appeal for fixes

A coalition of California residents affected by unsafe drinking water held a symbolic “water strike” at the Capitol on Wednesday, pressing lawmakers to fund a plan that would clean up their water sources. More than 1 million Californians lack access to clean drinking water, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration. An additional 2 million people are vulnerable to contamination, according to the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition.

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Eastern Coachella Valley PRESENTE at the Capital advocating for safe and affordable drinking water for ECV communities. Thank you to partners Pueblo Unido CDC! #NoToxicTaps #easterncoachellavalley

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