Water Conservation Program

Almost 160,000 people get a portion of their drinking water from underground aquifers connected to the Neponset River or its tributaries.

The Neponset Watershed Association has been advocating for water conservation for over 20 years, working with State policy makers to:

  • reduce permitted water withdrawal levels, which can leave too little water in our rivers to sustain populations of fish and aquatic life,
  • and address the related problems of water that leaks into aging sewers or runs off of paved surfaces.

More recently, the Watershed Association has been going directly to our water suppliers to help initiate meaningful water conservation programs that can blunt the impact of water supply activities on the health of the Neponset.

Since 2008, we’ve been implementing town-wide Water Conservation Programs throughout the Watershed, including:

  • public outreach via bill inserts, mailings, web posts, and events
  • education in public schools
  • rebate programs for water efficient appliances

In the classroom

Through partnerships with our watershed communities, we bring water conservation lessons into the public schools.  From elementary schools to high schools, students are learning about their local water distribution systems, reasons and methods for conservation, and ways to prevent pollution and protect their water supply.

Learn more about our school program.

 

In the community

Through rebate programs, giveaways, newspaper articles, and town events, watershed residents are learning more about their local water supply, and improving their water efficiency.

To learn more about our Water Conservation Program, contact Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler at fyler@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x307.