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Capturing Every Drop and Every Voice

2012 July 26

By Trey Cody

Water is essential to all of us as individuals, a nation, and as a planet, yet there is a finite supply.

As part of EPA’s 40th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Clean Water Act, we want to hear what makes this resource special to you. And, you have an opportunity to tell us with EPA’s “Water is Worth it” video project!

The Clean Water Act was created in response to a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff. Enacted in 1972, the Act set a national goal “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.” A special part of the Act gave citizens, like you and me, strong roles to play in protecting and restoring our waters.

EPA is hosting a video project asking Americans to send in videos about why water is worth it to them. Each video should be a 15-second clip with the phrase “Water is worth it because…” and your explanation of why. Videos can be serious, funny, or a little in-between. You could show your favorite activity involving water, talk about water, or even drink some water in your video! You are the director and the star so you can be as creative as you want!

To register, visit EPA’s Clean Water Act 40th Anniversary page and fill out the video entry form. Once you make your video, submit your entry as a response to our promotional video. All videos must be received by September 14, 2012. Get all the information on how to submit your video here!

To learn more about the CWA and other anniversary events and show your support for clean water, please visit these helpful sites:

Have you entered your video yet? Do you have an idea for future projects or contests promoting clean water? Leave a comment and let us know!

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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  1. August 1, 2012

    It would be really interesting to see all those videos. Please do post a link to the top videos.

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  2. Sebastian Pepe permalink
    August 22, 2012

    We can save thousands of gallons of water each day. Saving water will also help control your water and sewer bills..

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  3. Michelle permalink
    September 4, 2012

    Yay water! I wish I had seen this before, would’ve loved to make a video!

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  4. Vince permalink
    September 15, 2012

    All kinds of water is important. It is a shame that some in this world has to go with very little. Only if those parts of the world could a issue with a department like the EPA, that would mean they could be choosy with what type of water to drink, even bottled water.

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  5. video production permalink*
    September 29, 2012

    Water is vital for every species on the planet. I recently done a video on tap water vs bottled water and it’s amazing how much waist we generate, which pollutes our waters and beautiful planet. I shell send a 15 second video.

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  6. Kumpulan Kisah Cinta Mengharukan Terlengkap permalink
    November 10, 2012

    We can save thousands of gallons of water each day. Saving water will also help control your water and sewer bills..

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  7. Prijm permalink
    November 29, 2012

    This is really a important issue. Smart writing , thanks for sharing :)

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  8. thomas permalink*
    December 4, 2012

    Thank you for the information, I would like to know more about it !

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  9. Trey Cody permalink*
    August 7, 2012

    I couldn’t have said it better myself Clark! Water is definitely a necessity when it comes to life.

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