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Water Pollution

Stormwater is the leading cause of water pollution.
Rainwater and snowmelt is also known as stormwater. Stormwater runs off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and picks up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil, grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.

There are many ways that you can help to reduce water pollution.
Through better stormwater management, we can all do our part to reduce water pollution. Follow the links below to find out what you can do to help keep our waters clean.  



Burlington's Watersheds
Most of Burlington, including Vine Brook and the Vine Brook well fields, is within the Shawsheen River Watershed. Additionally, the Ipswich River Watershed and the Mystic River Watershed are fed by Burlington's streams. To see the boundaries of these watersheds in Burlington, see the map linked below.


Please visit the following websites for additional information.

Shawsheen River Watershed Association

Ipswich River Watershed Association

Mystic River Watershed Association