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On the River Today
Mini Current: On the River Today

Helping Dedham and Westwood residents save water 

Dropcountr App

As summer heats up, Dedham and Westwood residents are tracking their water usage in a communal effort to conserve water. In the past three months, roughly 650 families have signed up for the free Dropcountr App made available through a partnership with CRWA and Dedham-Westwood Water District (DWWD). The app allows customers to track monthly water use, compare it to similar households and connect with utility alerts and rebates from the water district. Dropcountr is available for customers of Dedham-Westwood Water District as an app on your mobile phone and on the web. Learn more

Sign up for Dropcountr

Protecting public parkland 


CRWA recently teamed up with Conservation Law Foundation and Charles River Conservancy to advocate for increased public benefit in return for Education First’s (EF) proposed new building near North Point Park. EF is acquiring this parkland under an agreement with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and legislation passed in 2014. Because of our advocacy, EF will provide the public with additional amenities including nearby tennis and basketball courts and parking for bicycles and cars. Additionally, EF will contribute $500,000 to DCR over five years for care of North Point Park. CRWA is now reviewing and will comment on EF’s Chapter 91 application because the project is located in Commonwealth tidelands. Public comments on the Chapter 91 license are due on June 28, 2017.

CRWA's advocacy work is funded by our members, consider making a donation to support this important work

Charles River Watershed Association's mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. For more information about CRWA and our current programs, please visit