Water quality issues have been noted for some time along Unquity Brook; new funding will allow for further investigation.
Our Citizen's Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) program has wrapped up for another year with our last sampling event in October. Results show a healthy river in many places, but some problem spots remain.
September CWMN bacteria results were markedly lower than August's, due to lower rainfall.
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 […]
August CWMN results revealed higher levels of bacteria due to increased rainfall prior to sampling
Data from July's CWMN Event
Results from the June 2015 CWMN sampling showed high levels of bacteria across the watershed
Results from the May 2015 CWMN sampling showed overall low bacteria levels for the watershed due to low precipitation and high snow melt. There were a few sampling sites with higher levels like MEB001 and MLB024.
Milton High School student, Ishan Shukla, has been volunteering his time to research water pollution and treatment for stormwater runoff in the Neponset River Watershed
You can help us keep our water clean and safe for wildlife, and for everyone to enjoy. Make a resolution to keep it clean in 2015.
Our monthly results from the Citizen's Water Monitoring Network October sampling show improved flow around the watershed as well as lower bacteria levels than previous months.
Water quality results are in for September 2014. E. coli levels are lower than August, which is a good thing for our river.
Dry weather this summer has had an effect on water quality in the watershed.
Young volunteers are helping us by doing their own special projects.
Our volunteers have been hard at work taking water samples this year. The results are in for July 2014 and show dissolved oxygen is at low levels throughout the watershed in the summer months.
Recent water quality data shows high bacteria levels during wet weather.
If you are unaware, NepRWA has had a longstanding water quality monitoring program called the Citizens’ Water Monitoring Network (CWMN, pronounced swimmin’). This program is currently the only source of up to date information regarding water quality in the freshwater sections of the Neponset Watershed. The CWMN program is an entirely volunteer based program, where […]