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 […]

Drought or Not, Every Drop Counts

Drought may not be an issue in our region right now, but water shortages strike different areas at different times of year, so saving water is always important!

Dealing with Drought in December

Many people are thinking about the holidays this time of year and not necessarily about drought, but this year is different.  As of this writing, much of our watershed is still in moderate to severe drought (see map below), as evidenced by the US Drought Monitor map released on Dec. 1, 2016. Take these actions […]

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.

Make the Drops-to-Watts Connection

Most people know that using less energy can help save money and protect the environment. From switching light bulbs to replacing appliances, energy-efficient technologies are all around us. But did you know that saving water is another way to save energy in our homes and other buildings?

Neponset Valley Water Alliance Rebate Program

Multiple towns in the Neponset Watershed share an interest in promoting the efficient use of water as a means to minimize the long term cost of water supply operations, facilitate regulatory compliance, and minimize environmental impacts. With these goals in mind, the parties have successfully obtained grant funding from MassDEP to initiate the Neponset Valley […]

Making the Energy-Water Connection

October is Energy Awareness Month, which is a good time to consider how energy, water, and money are wasted every day in our homes. Most of us know about the importance of saving energy and water, but few of us make the connection that it takes energy to pump, heat, treat, and deliver the water […]

Water Efficient Appliances

Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water than standard models while still delivering the rinse, spray, and flush you expect. If you are replacing water appliances, look for the WaterSense label at your local retailer. WaterSense is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed […]

Conserve Water at Home

There are many steps that we can all take to help conserve water around our homes and businesses. It’s up to all of us to use our water wisely and protect our resources. Upgrade to Water Efficient Appliances Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water […]