Sign the petition to your representative: Support the WATER Act!

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Clean drinking water is a human right, and people should not have to worry about whether their water is safe to drink.

But U.S. pipes are getting old — some are as old as Ford's first Model T car. And too many are still made of lead. These aging pipes are putting the health of entire communities in danger – especially children’s health.

And to make matters worse, private water corporations like Veolia and Suez are taking advantage of this crisis to push for the privatization of water systems across the U.S.

This is especially a problem for low-income communities and communities of color, including Flint, Michigan. The government must protect people from this environmental injustice and ensure safe, affordable drinking water.

The WATER Act — Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability — (H.R. 5313) will provide dedicated funding by closing corporate tax loopholes to keep our water and sewer systems up to date and protect our drinking water for generations to come.

Tell your representative to support the WATER Act and fix our aging water systems!

To the U.S. House of Representatives:

Safe, affordable drinking water is a human right. Yet the U.S. federal government has slashed funding for water infrastructure upgrades, putting the health of entire communities in danger, especially children's health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that $697 billion is needed to upgrade our drinking water and wastewater systems over the next 20 years. Nothing short of renewed federal investment in our nation's water systems is going to help us meet this challenge.

The WATER (Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability) Act (H.R. 5313), will provide a long-term solution to bridge the current funding gap by taxing offshore corporate profits in the year they are generated.

Please support the WATER Act. If passed, it will secure a significant portion of what we need over the next 20 years to protect our drinking water and create up to 945,000 jobs.

Americans for Democratic Action
Corporate Accountability International
Courage Campaign
Daily Kos
Emerald Cities Collaborative
Environmental Action
Food & Water Watch
Franciscan Action Network
Friends of the Earth
People Demanding Action
People's Action
People's Water Board Coalition
Presente.org
Progressive Congress
SierraRise
Water You Fighting For
We the People of Detroit