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 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.
EPA formally proposed to add the Lower Neponset (3.7 miles between Mother Brook and the Baker Dam) to the National Priorities List
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 […]
We are one step closer to obtaining the resources necessary to remove legacy industrial pollution from the bottom of the Lower Neponset River!
NepRWA recently received a grant from the MassDEP to aid towns in an effort to reduce stormwater pollution.
Discover new online resources that support water conservation and pollution prevention 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 […]
EPA discusses plans to nominate lower Neponset River to "superfund" list to address contaminated sediments
Easy-to-fix faucet and toilet leaks waste thousands of gallons of water a year. Do your part to fix leaks and help conserve!
NepRWA does not support the Governor's proposed changes to NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permitting.
In 2012, US EPA inspectors found oil leaking into the Neponset River from the Saint Gobain-owned CertainTeed roofing plant (formerly Bird and Son) in Norwood.
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.
The long awaited update to the US EPA’s municipal stormwater permit (MS4) is scheduled to be released before the middle of April.
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 […]
Citizens can advocate for measures to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff by speaking out at Conservation Commission and Town Meetings.
There are many simple ways to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting our local waterways.
NepRWA Advocacy Director submits formal comments to the EPA on what could be the most important new government effort to reduce water pollution in decades.
The Watershed Association is helping local communities tackle strict new EPA guidelines for municipal stormwater management.
Active public support is critical for increased stormwater management funding for DPW's.