749 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
What Can You Do?
As we continue to work toward assessing and improving the health of the
entire Watershed, there are many actions that we all can take today to
improve the current and future health of our watershed:
- Join the FRWA and Volunteer Your Time and Talents – Support the
work of the Watershed by becoming a member and contact us about volunteer
opportunities to become an active participant in Watershed Protection!
- Conserve Water by Using Less Inside and Outside Your Home – Reduce the
length of your shower; turn the water off while brushing your teeth and
shaving; install low-flow fixtures in showerheads and toilets; capture and
reuse rainwater and roof run-off to water your plants; and reduce the need
for watering yards by using low-water landscaping. Every little bit helps,
so do what you can!
- Leave Stream Buffers Intact – Do not remove established
vegetation from stream banks or wetland edges since it keeps pollutants from
reaching our waterways.
- Eliminate Use of Lawn-Care Pesticides – These chemicals routinely
find their way into our surface and groundwater supplies. Pesticides are
hazardous to your health (especially children), pets, and wildlife, and they
contaminate your water supply.
- Maintain Septic Systems – Poorly maintained and failing septic
systems contribute bacteria and excessive nutrients to streams and
groundwater, making them unsafe for drinking or swimming.
- Enjoy the Farmington River and Its Many Tributaries – Take some
time to dip your toes or paddle and splash around in the River. While you do
so, please remember how lucky we are to enjoy a River that does so much for
Bacteria in the Farmington River
Aquatic Insect Monitoring
Waste Water Monitoring
What Can You Do?