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Level 2-Significant Drought in Neponset River Watershed: See Municipal Water Restrictions

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 […]

Municipal Outdoor Water Restrictions | Neponset River Watershed

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 […]

It’s Membership Renewal Time!

  It’s that time again! Save a stamp and renew your NepRWA membership online! Membership makes you part of a community of people who are improving the health of the Neponset River and restoring habitats in 14 cities and towns! Members like you: Clean up polluted waterways Restore fish and wildlife habitats Improve recreational access […]

Lower Neponset River Designated a Superfund Site

The US EPA announced the addition of the Lower Neponset River, between Mother Brook in Hyde Park and the Baker Dam in Milton/Dorchester Lower Mills, to the "National Priorities List" on March 14, 2022.

Neponset River Report Card: 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a water quality report card for the Neponset River and the bacteria “grades” can be seen in the map below. The report card shows the result of water samples taken from various locations across the 120-square mile Neponset River Watershed and is made possible through NepRWA’s Community […]

Videos are now available for viewing!

You are invited to join us for a new monthly lunchtime series about the Neponset Watershed, presented by NepRWA staff and some of our many partners.

Fish Kills

From Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife– The sight of dead and dying fish along the shores of a favorite lake or pond can be distressing and trigger concerns about pollution. Fish do act as the “canary in the coalmine,” so it’s natural to think a fish kill is an indicator of a problem with […]

COVID-19 Statement

NepRWA is moving forward with the work of protecting our water, wildlife and land, and like you, we are adapting.

Neponset Stormwater Partnership

We help our communities with their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation and resource sharing, under the umbrella of the Neponset Stormwater Partnership (NSP). The goal is more effective cleanup at a lower cost, through economies of scale. The partnership communities cooperate on creating key permit documents printing regional public outreach materials creating model stormwater […]

Our Spring Cleanup Was a HUGE Success

The weather leading up to the Neponset River Spring Cleanup was ominous but the rain held off for a few hours and the event turned out to be a huge success! Although it was very windy, more than 250 volunteers showed up with plenty of enthusiasm! In just three short hours, they collected approximately 20 […]

Interactive Hotspot Sampling Map

View Map Fullscreen One of our priorities is to locate and eliminate pollution “hot spots” within the Neponset Watershed. Based off of observations in the field and from data collected from our Citizen Water Monitoring Network, we’ve been able to identify areas throughout the watershed that have suspected contamination from unknown sources. Using this information, […]