MWA is pleased to announce two changes for 2020

1. Election results are in. Thanks to all who used the online ballot to vote. Both Don Barrows and Marianne Moore were elected unanimously.

2. In response to budget challenges for all of us, the Executive Board voted to reduce dues. Membership was previously $15 per voting member. As of May 1, 2020 dues will be $5 per voting member. Dues can be paid via PayPal or sent via check to MWA, P.O. Box 287, Halifax, MA 02338. 

Monponsett Pond Spring Clean Up 2020

Save these dates for the MWA spring cleanup:

Save these dates for the MWA spring cleanup:

Sunday May 31 2020, 9:00 am 
Rain date Sunday June 7 2020, 9:00 am  

MWA SPRING CLEANUP CANCELLED because West Monponsett is closed
Due to the bacteria levels in West Pond, we will be postponing the MWA spring cleanup until we can safely be working in and around the Pond.  The counts this week were alarming and surprising, and underscore the need for us to be continuing our efforts to preserve and protect the Ponds.  We will post a new date for the cleanup on our web and Facebook pages once we can determine a more suitable time.

Please help clean up the shores of Monponsett Pond. Just show up at the state boat ramp on Route 58 in your old/work clothes, work gloves, old shoes/boots. Trash bags provided. New this year: "Grabbers" available for safety & extended reach.
Boat, kayak, or canoe not necessary. Most of the debris is on the shoreline so walkers are needed.

All are welcome! We should be safe in the great outdoors and by observing social distancing & other necessary guidelines. Thank you for helping with this annual event. 

MWA Annual Meeting

MWA's annual meeting will be held on our next scheduled date of Thursday June 25, 2020 , if Town Hall is re-opened & space available. 

Hoping you & your families are all healthy and safe during these challenging times.  

Please note: Meetings are planned for the fourth Thursday of Jan, Mar, April, June and Sept. Meeting changes will be posted via, email and/or Facebook.  

ACO Info and Links

In 2017 the City of Brockton signed an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  The ACO identifies impairments that can be targeted for improvement and reasons for which Brockton was found in non-compliance with sections of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1964 and other facts and allegations. Deliverable timelines are included. 

A requirement of the ACO is that Brockton develop a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Monponsett Pond.  In 2018 Brockton published the final RMP Scope of Work. The Resource Management Plan (RMP) defines project requirements & objectives for ACO item #34. 

In 2019, DEP issued the First Amendment to the ACO that modifies certain sections of the ACO. Two primary impacts are: 

1. Completion of RMP before completion of Comprehensive Water Management Plan (CWMP).

2. Extension of total elapsed time from ACO effective date to submittal of CWMP from 2 years to 5  years 10 months.
The ACO, RMP and Amendment can be found here: