Our staff has been extremely busy this spring with exciting stormwater projects in nine different communities.
Innovative regional project aims to restore natural streamflows in the Charles and Neponset River.
We've resolved six hot spots in total and hope to resolve more before our first season is over.
The Hotspot program is already showing signs of success.
Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), a low patch-forming grass from East Asia, has made its first local appearance. It is now common along Mill Brook, a wooded stream in Westwood that flows southerly into Willett Pond.
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.
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.
MassDOT is working on a new project in the Neponset River Watershed as part of their overall widening of the I-95 and I-93 highway interchange.
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.
Last Thursday afternoon, a section of one of Westwood’s main sewer lines along Clapboardtree Street, just north of Washington Street, collapsed. The line carries sewage to the Mass Water Resources Authority trunk line. The resulting blockage caused sewage to back up in the system and ultimately to overflow into nearby Purgatory Brook. The Westwood Department […]