Stormwater runoff is generated when rain and snowmelt flow over land, paved streets, or parking lots and does not soak into the ground. The runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediments that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Stormwater runoff results from rainfall and snow melt and is the single largest source of water quality impairments in Massachusetts rivers, lakes, ponds, and marine waters.
Your can help care for your company resources and prevent stormwater pollution by regularly completing the tasks in this checklist.
Proper dumpster maintenance and disposal of waste materials can prevent rodent and pest infestations, kill hazardous mold, and reduce stormwater pollution. Your business or industry can prevent these problems by using our Dumpster Maintenance and Waste Materials Checklist.
Are you WaterSmart? Whether it’s in our homes, at our businesses or on our streets, we can all do our part to keep our water clean, plentiful, and affordable. We can all be WaterSmart.
WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.
- Dumpster Maintenance and Waste Materials
- Gardening Green Expo 2023
- How to Build a Rain Garden
- Indoor Water Conservation
- Low Impact Development
- Parking Lot Maintenance
- Pet Waste Education
- Plant a Monarch Garden
- Rain Barrel and Composter Sale
- School Programs
- Septic Systems
- Sign Our Water For People Not Lawns Pledge
- Water Conservation Tips
- Watersmart Business