This Earth Day, strengthen your knowledge about the state of the Neponset Watershed, and get involved in Neponset revitalization and protection.
Listen in as Neil Rhein of Keep Mass Beautiful interviews NepRWA's Ian Cooke about All Things Water
State Officials Urge Continued Water Conservation
Thank you to everyone that came out for a 'Night With The Neponset' at Dorchester Brewing Company!
By using the solutions we already find in nature. According to the UN-Water website– World Water Day, which is on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The […]
It’s under our feet and we use it on a daily basis, but few of us give much thought to the groundwater that sustains us. Here is a charming video, courtesy of KQED QuestScience www.questscience.org, that explains groundwater in very clear terms. Enjoy. Here’s what you can do to protect groundwater: Conserve water Use […]
NepRWA does not support the Governor's proposed changes to NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permitting.
Common household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually across the U.S.
Innovative regional project aims to restore natural streamflows in the Charles and Neponset River.
Many people are thinking about the holidays this time of year and not necessarily about drought, but this year is different. As of this writing, much of our watershed is still in moderate to severe drought (see map below), as evidenced by the US Drought Monitor map released on Dec. 1, 2016. Take these actions […]
November drought maps show that we're not out of the woods yet.
The drought of 2016 will go down as one for the record books in the Neponset Watershed, with the lowest average flows in 76 years of record keeping in July, August, and likely to set records this fall. The impacts on the river have been significant. As this photo of the Neponset in South Walpole […]
Sept. 9, 2016 — Drought Level Increases for Regions of Commonwealth, Other Areas Unchanged Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Water Conservation by Public Necessary Click here to read press release from MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
As the drought of 2016 continues, the Neponset River Watershed marks new record low flows for July and August.
Aquatic life stressed as water recedes in the Neponset and its tributaries
Most towns within the watershed have implemented outdoor water restrictions through the fall.
Please reduce water use, both inside and outside the home.
Neponset fish are not only running out of water, they’re also running out of the dissolved oxygen they need to breathe.
According to the Blue Hill Weather Observatory, the watershed received 2.80 inches of rain in the months of June and July compared to 7.01 inches for the same time frame last year.
While brown and crunchy lawns may cause angst for homeowners, it doesn't necessarily mean that the lawn is dead.