WATER QUALITY MONITORING
Time to think about spring. Are you ready? This winter's storms, road treatment and runoff will be impacting our local streams. Will this affect the rivers' cleanliness? Stormwater drainage can be noxious brews of fuels, pesticides, sewage, road salt, silt, and garbage that foul water, spread disease and damage fish habitat. Join us as we continue to measure how clean our rivers are. Hardy volunteers go out once a month to take samples at 2 or 3 locations each. We then have the samples analyzed at laboratories. We can't do it without you. If you'd like to volunteer, please give our offices a call at 508-828-1101 or email us at email@example.com.
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Results
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Report
2011 Water Quality Monitoring Appendix A & B
2/22/2012 Standard Operating Procedures for the TRWA/VWNA Volunteer Monitoring Program
EPA has put all the NPDES permits in New England on a website which is searchable. Thanks to Middleborough resident Tim Watts for providing this information.
Visit here for the statewide summary.
Link for specific permits by watershed.
Tim reports that he is working on a database of all the WWTP in the upper Taunton watershed. When finished it will be linked up with the 303d impaired waters assessments and other water quality data along with his observations of the impacts and potential impacts in the future if we only maintain the status quo.
"Given the current demand for waste water treatment expansion and the reluctance of towns to address these issues, watershed advocates will have to be vigilant and active throughout the permitting process," Tim says. "Hopefully this will become useful tool for folks who would like to be involved."
Visit Tim's website here.
This page includes a link to "Water Permitting 101" a useful introduction to wastewater permitting prepared by EPA's Office of Waste Water Management.