Rainwater and snowmelt run off our roadways, lawns, and construction sites into catch basins on the streets carrying fertilizers, oil, and trash that pollute our waterways. Education is imperative to preventing pollution of our streams, rivers, and ponds. Often times residents are unaware of the direct connection between what they use on their lawns or what they dump down stormdrains and the health of the environment.
Preventing Stormwater Pollution
Like most towns in Massachusetts, Dedham faces a problem with stormwater pollution. Runoff from our parking lots, roads, sidewalks, and other hard surfaces carries pollution into our water bodies. This pollution can make water bodies unsightly, and unsafe for swimming, boating, fishing, and other recreational activities.
Dedham is working towards a cleaner future by providing educational resources for its residents on how to prevent stormwater pollution. Through our partnership with neighboring towns and the Neponset River Watershed Association we are tackling stormwater pollution.
For more information on what Dedham is doing and how you can be part of the solution view the Dedham Stormwater Best Management Practices Flyer.