Much of the groundwater in our watershed is being pumped out by public water suppliers before it can reach surface waters. Drought also has a big impact on the amount of water that flows through the Watershed.
To address these problems, NepRWA obtained grant funding from MassDEP to initiate the Neponset Valley Water Alliance (NVWA), which is a cooperative group of towns that have pledged to improve water conservation throughout the area.
The NVWA works to improve water efficiency through a multi-faceted approach, which includes:
- rebate programs for water-efficient toilets and clothes washers
- residential incentives such as free showerheads, faucet aerators and rain sensors
- educational outreach in public schools
- mass mailings and publications
- by-laws that limit excessive water withdrawal
NepRWA is committed to working with the NVWA towns to reduce the environmental impacts of drought by supporting these important programs.
The Neponset Valley Water Alliance Rebate Program has been financed partially with State Capital Funds from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) under a Sustainable Water Management Initiative Grant. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.