What is a Watershed?

 Video courtesy of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network in Colorado (CoCoRaHS) www.cocorahs.org. A watershed is the area of land that drains into a body of water, like a river, pond, harbor or lake. The Neponset River Watershed includes roughly 130 square miles of land southwest of Boston. All of this land […]


Click here to watch a video about watersheds. The Neponset River Watershed includes roughly 130 square miles of land southwest of Boston. All of this land drains into the Neponset River, and ultimately into Boston Harbor. The Neponset River is 30 miles long. It starts in Foxborough, near Gillette Stadium, and ends in Dorchester/Quincy, near […]


Watershed Party Sunday, May 15 3–6pm 88 Wharf Restaurant Milton, MA Join us for a fun and informative afternoon gathering at 88 Wharf Restaurant in Milton, overlooking the beautiful Neponset River Estuary. Discover the Neponset River Watershed Association, a non-profit organization that works to protect your water, wildlife, and land.  Learn what you can do […]


  Note that all driving directions are given as if starting out from the center of the watershed. Also, abbreviations are as follows: N, S, E, W = North, South, East, West R, L = Right, Left NB, SB = North Bound, South Bound (town name) = toward named town Messenger Street Playground Fishing, walking. […]


Scenic parks and waterways are just waiting to be explored in the Neponset River Watershed

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

It’s easy to conserve water, save money, and protect the environment at the same time. In the Bathroom Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth. Take shorter showers! Showers generally use less water than baths. (A 10 min shower uses approx. 25 gallons of water, while a full bathtub takes approx. 80 […]

Water Conservation Program

Working with municipalities and residents, NepRWA helps to protect our critical and precious water resources. Over 120,000 residents of the Neponset Watershed rely on local groundwater for some or all of their drinking water.  Much of the groundwater in our watershed is being pumped out by public water suppliers before it can reach surface waters.  […]

Septic System 101

How Septic Systems Work When you flush your toilet, take a shower, or wash the dishes, you are creating wastewater. Wastewater is made up of two very different components: liquids and solids. The solids are captured in your septic system’s “holding tank.”  The holding tank is a big box where your wastewater sits quietly for […]

Recreation – Quincy test page

Under construction Explore Quincy! Body of text Write 2-3 sentences that describe Quincy. Add 6+ bullet points of NepRWA’s favorite spots to visit (look at www.neponset.org/recreation for Quincy list). great hiking great hiking great hiking great biking great paddling great fishing great picnicking Trail links/canoe launch info goes here add pdf, URL, etc from NepRWA […]