Last summer, we discovered a major pollution issue at the Dedham transfer station - and it doesn't appear to be getting any better.
Despite a few new issues in Dedham and Norwood, we're optimistic about the progress we're making with many watershed communities.
Neighbors living near bodies of water should be conscious of the amount and type of lawn fertilizers they use in order to avoid harming local fish populations.
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.
In 2012, US EPA inspectors found oil leaking into the Neponset River from the Saint Gobain-owned CertainTeed roofing plant (formerly Bird and Son) in Norwood.
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, […]
We're excited to announce that we've created an interactive map that shows the locations of our sampling points and corresponding data.
We've resolved six hot spots in total and hope to resolve more before our first season is over.
Mass DEP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to spend one-million dollars to complete wetland, stream, and groundwater restoration projects in the upper Neponset watershed.
Improved stormwater management and eliminated sewage contamination will lead to massive improvements in water quality.
NepRWA aims to discover the source of bacteria in Unquity Brook by using a newly developed technology called Microbial Source Tracking.
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.
Planned BMPs will help to reduce pollution, including bacteria, from reaching Mother Brook.
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 […]