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The Neponset Stormwater Partnership aims to reduce the cost and increase the effectiveness of municipal stormwater management programs through regional cooperation and resource sharing. Partners include the towns of Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Sharon, Stoughton, and Westwood, along with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and the Neponset River Watershed Association.
Pet waste carries high levels of harmful E. coli bacteria and other pathogens that can wash into storm drains and waterways, increasing public health risks and causing infections.
When you walk your dog, make sure to carry a plastic bag with you so that you can pick up the waste and dispose of it in a trash can.
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The following products can be hazardous to waterways and should be properly disposed of or by following manufacturer's guidelines. Contact the DPW with questions.
Never pour chemicals into storm drains. Avoid spilling onto paved surfaces. Clean up leaks and spills using an absorbent such as kitty litter or sand, and sweep up immediately.
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Leaking and poorly maintained septic systems release nutrients and pathogens (bacteria and viruses) that can be picked up by stormwater and discharged into nearby waterways. Pathogens can cause public health problems and environmental concerns. Learn how your septic system works to eliminate stormwater pollution, and to avoid costly clean outs and repairs.
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When washing your car or boat, park it in a spot where the soap will run off into grass, rather than going into the street and down the stormdrain.
Read more about vehicle care.