Drinking Water Partnership Announces Grant Awards Where Upstream Restoration Benefits Downstream Drinking Water
Projects in Oregon and Washington aim to benefit people and salmon and trout.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
On World Water Day, a day dedicated to taking action for water, the Drinking Water Providers Partnership celebrates actions that ripple up and down streams - simply by making connections.
Our survival depends on clean water, a fact that Pacific Northwesterners know very well: over 3.7 million people in Washington and 3.5 million people in Oregon get their drinking water from rivers and streams. When their sources of drinking water are polluted, these communities suffer. So do fish that depend on clean water, such as salmon and steelhead. Yet Oregon and Washington don’t have the billions of dollars needed to repair drinking water infrastructure like filtration systems, pipes, culverts, etc.