Water News


Why do we stand up for water?

On World Water Day, people across Oregon spoke up for our shared water future. Now where do we go from here?

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Know what’s in your well

Nearly one in four people living in Oregon get their drinking water from a well.If you are one of them, you have the right to know what’s in your water. Domestic well water can be contaminated by bacteria, nitrates, and arsenic, among other things—all of which can have serious health impacts. Oregon Environmental Council supports legislation in Salem to ensure that renters who depend on well water at their homes for drinking, cooking and bathing have information about contaminants so they can take action to protect their families.Why should you be concer...

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What’s Your Water Why?

For World Water Day, join OEC in standing up for Oregon's water resources. Check out what our staff are saying...

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#MyWaterWhy – Stacey Dalgaard

As we kick of the 2019 Oregon World Water Day campaign, hear from OEC's Water Outreach Director about why water matters for our future.

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Oregon World Water Day 2019!

Learn more about the 2019 campaign and sign up your organization or business to be an outreach partner today.

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Untangling Measure 104

Hundreds of programs statewide that protect our favorite outdoor activities and our basic necessities, like air and water, rely on taxes and fees for those protections. But there’s a sneaky ballot measure on Tuesday’s election that threatens to do enormous harm to the Oregon Constitution

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A 100-Year Vision for Water

Water defines Oregon, but investments are not keeping up with the need. Now the state is developing a plan to ensure a secure and resilient water future for all Oregonians.

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Oregon’s proposed law shields the state from federal rollbacks

Gov. Brown proposes to enshrine Clean Air and Clean Water Act protections into law.

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Waters Out of Whack

25% of Oregon's big lakes are at risk for harmful algae blooms
Harmful algae blooms are becoming more common. This is the story of 8 bodies of water in Oregon and the neighboring communities affected by toxic algae growth.

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Turning toward the river

People floating on the Willamette River
Getting in the water is just as important as walking the halls of the Capitol. We're tabling at The Big Float 8! Come out and tell us why clean water and healthy watersheds are important to you.

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