Neponset River Report Card: 2021

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 […]

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 […]

Classroom Resources: Water Education

We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. The materials include slide shows, videos, and handouts about polluted stormwater runoff and water conservation. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. Self-Paced Slide Show Presentations These […]

Don’t Ignore Leaky Faucets

The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.

After the Deluge: Stormwater Pollution

While recent rains were much needed after the dry summer of 2015, the deluge of water that we received generated all sorts of issues.  Flooded roadways and parking lots made for chaotic commuting, and many homeowners had to deal with wet basements and other concerns. Another repercussion of a large rainstorm, one which doesn’t grab […]

Good By-laws Keep Waterways Clean

Citizens can advocate for measures to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff by speaking out at Conservation Commission and Town Meetings.