…polluted runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in Northern Virginia? That’s right, the very same rain that washes streets, yards, and parking lots clean is sending chemicals, bacteria, and trash down the drain and into the local creeks where our kids play and fish and animals live! That’s the bad news. But the good news is that if we work together, we can clean it up! The Northern Virginia Clean Water Partners have prepared this website to help you make choices that will protect and benefit both people and the environment.

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Activities of the Clean Water Partners are managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission on their behalf.

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About Us

Polluted stormwater runoff is the number one cause of polluted streams and rivers in Northern Virginia, which also are the sources of our drinking water. Working together Northern Virginia, we can make a difference!

The Northern Virginia Clean Water Partners represent 19 Northern Virginia local governments, school systems, independent water and sanitary sewer authorities, and local businesses that care about the quality of our waterways and the region's quality of life.

Our goal is to work together to keep local residents healthy and safe by reducing the amount of pollution that reaches local creeks and rivers. We use educational advertisements, publications, blogs, and this website to alert the citizens we serve about how they can do their part - simple steps they can take to make sure there is enough clean water in local waterways for families to enjoy them and for fish and animals to survive and thrive.