We ended the sampling year on a strong note!
Rainy weather contributed to high E. coli concentrations this summer.
The June results are a bit worse than they were in May, but overall not terrible.
Our first CWMN (Citizen Water Monitoring Network) mission of the season was a great success! Thanks, as always, to all of the dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their mornings to help us take water samples all over the Neponset. The results have come back from the MWRA lab, and for the most part, they look good. […]
April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]
To everyone waiting anxiously for the results of the 2017 CWMN season - the wait is (sort of) over!
The CWMN season has just come to an end and we want to thank everyone who was involved! It’s been a pleasure getting to know such a large network of people who are interested in keeping the Neponset River clean. This year, CWMN volunteers collected close to 800 water samples and 200 Dissolved Oxygen […]
The results for June show much higher E. coli levels than were observed in May. This is mainly because June was a wetter month than May, and bacteria levels in wet weather are typically higher than levels in dry weather.
The water sampling results are in and the findings are encouraging. Kudos to the Norwood DPW for the progress they've made toward a healthier Meadow Brook.
With the arrival of spring, NepRWA staff begin looking forward to a busy and exciting season, as many of our projects begin to ramp back up.
The 2016 Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) season wrapped up on Wednesday, October 13.
Impacts of the drought include unusually high bacteria levels and dangerously low dissolved oxygen levels.
From May to October, over 50 volunteers took samples and performed dissolved oxygen analysis at 41 sites throughout the watershed.
The majority of our CWMN volunteers managed to get samples for August, despite drought-induced low water levels throughout the Watershed.
This month, bacteria levels were higher than usual, despite the extremely dry weather and low water levels.
The June Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) sampling event took place on Thursday, June 16. By coincidence, this happened to be the morning after a fire on Hawes Brook resulted in a fish kill involving hundreds of fish, the results of which are discussed later in this post. Our volunteers collaborated to sample 41 different […]
The first Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) sampling event of the year took place on Thursday, May 19. Our volunteers helped to sample from 41 different sites within the Neponset Watershed, and the below map illustrates the bacteria results we received. Red and orange dots on this map indicate areas along the watershed that are not safe […]
Improved stormwater management and eliminated sewage contamination will lead to massive improvements in water quality.
We are pleased to welcome four new volunteers this season, as well as all of our returning volunteers!
The success of our water sampling program is due to the tremendous dedication of our CWMN volunteers.