Hotspot

October Hotspot Update

Despite a few new issues in Dedham and Norwood, we're optimistic about the progress we're making with many watershed communities.

Interactive Hotspot Sampling Map

View Map Fullscreen One of our priorities is to locate and eliminate pollution “hot spots” within the Neponset Watershed. Based off of observations in the field and from data collected from our Citizen Water Monitoring Network, we’ve been able to identify areas throughout the watershed that have suspected contamination from unknown sources. Using this information, […]

Cleanup proposed at Lewis Chemical

Soils and groundwater at the site, not to mention sediments in the adjacent river, are contaminated with solvents, metals, and PCB's, sometimes at levels considered unsafe.

Westwood’s Purgatory Brook Hit With Sewer Overflow

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 […]