Drinking Water Action Plan
"Ensuring that all Americans have access to safe drinking water is an absolute top priority for EPA." - EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy
EPA's Drinking Water Action Plan serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to work together to increase the safety and reliability of drinking water.
The Plan is organized around six Priority Areas in which there is significant opportunity for leadership from states and other partners. The Priority Areas include:
The plan reflects input from state, tribal, and local government officials; drinking water utilities; community groups; and environmental organizations. While EPA and partners have already begun to take some actions, others will require additional resources and further stakeholder engagement. EPA recognizes that partnership and collaboration across all levels of government, utilities, the private sector, and the public will be essential to the success of the plan.
Download the complete Drinking Water Action Plan
Press Release: EPA Outlines Actions to Improve Safety, Reliability of Nation’s Drinking Water
Interested in reading "What are they saying about the Drinking Water Action Plan"?
- Letter to EPA from the Local Government Advisory Committee
- Local Government Advisory Committee's Finding and Recommendations Report (October 2016)
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