Fresh water. Imagine a day without it…
We drink it, bathe in it, swim in it. We use it to grow food, transport goods, generate power, support industry, and provide sanitation. We use it for vacations and recreation.
Our rivers and lakes form an interconnected network of watersheds, from the glistening droplets of a mountain stream to river systems, lakes, and vast underwater aquifers.
Clean fresh water is vital to keeping our ecosystems healthy and sustaining our human civilization. Yet nearly half of U.S. streams, rivers and lakes are so polluted that they are no longer safe for fishing, swimming or aquatic life.