Ishan Shukla, a young volunteer from Milton, is looking for ways to keep our streams cleaner.
One of the main culprits of water pollution in the watershed is stormwater runoff. 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 melt chemicals and sand motor oil, antifreeze, […]
Rain gardens help protect our water ways from harmful pollution found in runoff - including bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment.
There are many simple ways to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting our local waterways.
Environmental Science Students Plan to Build a Rain Garden At the end of January, Sarah Bounty headed to Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood to speak to a senior Environmental Science class about stormwater pollution. Students learned a lot and had some fun getting hands on experience with NepRWA’s new Enviroscape watershed model. The class […]
Local volunteers make a difference in Westwood's water quality with simple projects to Soak up the Rain.
Help reduce polluted stormwater and flooding by capturing runoff from your rooftop, driveway, or the street and redirecting it into a rain garden