Reducing Polluted Stormwater Runoff

We are reducing polluted stormwater runoff throughout the local communities across the Neponset Watershed with assistance from grants, partnerships, and volunteers.  When rain falls on hard surfaces it washes a number of pollutants into storm drains including: bacteria and parasites from pet waste chemicals from fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides Phosphorous from leaves and grass clippings snow/ice […]

The Effect of Stormwater on Water Quality

In May, we had our second watershed-wide sampling event. You can view previous results from April, as well as previous years, for some comparison, but the big takeaway message from the results in May is the impact that stormwater can have on water quality. For each sampling event, we pay particular attention to how much […]

Stormwater BMPs

Several different methods can be used when treating polluted stormwater runoff. Stormwater Runoff As water flows over impervious surfaces, like driveways, sidewalks, and streets, it gets contaminated as it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants left on the ground. This polluted water then flows into catch basins or storm sewer systems and is […]