In October, NepRWA joined a coalition of nine groups led by the Mass Rivers Alliance to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision to postpone a critical new stormwater permit one day before it was due to take effect. The new permit would tighten rules for polluted stormwater runoff that comes off […]
Actions by the Trump and Baker Administrations further delay long overdue investments to reduce stormwater pollution.
The Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton is slated to receive a major green infrastructure upgrade thanks to a partnership between the Stoughton Engineering Department, the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA), and MassDEP. Two bioretention basins, an infiltration basin and and underground infiltration chamber, designed to collect and filter polluted stormwater runoff from the […]
Our staff has been extremely busy this spring with exciting stormwater projects in nine different communities.
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.
While de-icing roads is a necessary precaution to keep drivers safe, the negative environmental impacts should be addressed and, when possible, mitigated.
The final stormwater structure is currently under construction on Avery Street.
We're helping our communities do a better job on their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation.
In the Neponset Watershed, and other developed areas, harmful blooms of cyanobacteria are often triggered by fertilizer laden stormwater runoff.
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.
The long awaited update to the US EPA’s municipal stormwater permit (MS4) is scheduled to be released before the middle of April.
De-icing solutions containing salt are added to the roadways to allow for safer driving conditions in the winter. Much of this salt ends up in our waterways as the snow and ice begin to melt.
On Thursday Feb 11, Milton Town Meeting decided to create a "Stormwater Utility," an innovative, fee-based approach to fund maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.
Water quality issues have been noted for some time along Unquity Brook; new funding will allow for further investigation.
The Gibbons School in Stoughton will be sporting new stormwater management features thanks to a recent grant proposal.
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 […]
A new state law requires everyone—homeowners, lawn services, commercial property owners—to get a soil test before applying fertilizer that contains phosphorous to their lawn.
Planned BMPs will help to reduce pollution, including bacteria, from reaching Mother Brook.