NepRWA's water quality reports are used to assess the Neponset River's health and locate pollution sources.
Climate change will affect the Neponset Watershed land, water, people, and wildlife -- and create a new "normal" for all of us.
Water quality continued to decline as the drought worsened over the summer.
NepRWA is extremely grateful to all of the volunteers who participated in the cleanup on Sept. 17th.
Water quality declined as the drought got worse over the summer.
Brook Trout found at newly restored Traphole Brook in Norwood
The month of June was significantly drier than average, worsening the already significant drought in the region.
Despite our best efforts, we were unable to secure the passage of a new drought management bill.
The Canton Ave. Dam in Milton has finally been removed!
We can't say it often enough -- our volunteers are just awesome!
Mattapan bank and head of Marsh Islands, Neponset River On July 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the 2021 Water Quality Report Card for the Neponset River and the bacteria “grades”, which can be seen on the map below. The report card shows the result of water samples taken from various locations […]
The Neponset River Watershed is filled with many locations where you can find park space, trails, and easy access to the river or a tributary. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the Lower Neponset River. Many decades of industry in the riverside communities of Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester have made it difficult […]
Water quality looked promising with low E. Coli levels, high dissolved oxygen, and low phosphorus levels.
Updated June 15, 2022 — Significant Drought Declared for Southeast and Northeast Regions in MA “With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in both the Northeast and Southeast […]
NepRWA's 2022 Annual Meeting is now in the history books.
It was a perfect day for enjoying the Neponset River, Greenway Trail, and DCR parks!
We urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to pass the bill to protect water supplies across drought regions.
June 2022 — NepRWA staff has been working with a diverse staff from the Town of Foxborough and Fuss & O’Neill to get the word out about both the project and provide general education about climate-driven stormwater flooding and drought. For more information and to provide feedback, visit the project website. Events have included: an […]