A year ago, I wrote about “protecting the source,” encouraging all of us to learn more about the source of our drinking water and why its protection is so critical to our health. Today, our focus has shifted from source protection to sanitation as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priorities now are disinfected surfaces, social distancing, employment, and even a sufficient supply of toilet paper. However, in this time of uncertainty, our prioritization of clean water is more important now than ever and taking steps to advocate for its wide availability for millions of Americans is everyone’s public health responsibility. Ignoring this critical need will only place more pressure on our ability to remain free from illness and return to the country to a more economically viable state.