HOT-SPOT MONITORING PROGRAM
Throughout the year, MyRWA staff and volunteers collect samples as part of more intensive sub-watershed studies through the Hot-Spot Monitoring Program. Samples may be collected along the entire length of a tributary, or from suspicious stormwater outfall pipes that discharge to the watershed's rivers and streams. These samples may be analyzed for bacteria, dissolved oxygen, total suspended solids, surfactants, and ammonia.
The Hot-Spot Program has several goals:
- Identify sources of sewage contamination
- Document water quality conditions in tributaries to the Mystic River
- Monitor stormwater outfall pipes
- Compare water quality in dry and wet weather
DATA & REPORTS
Data reports, tables, and maps are available for download once they have been subjected to a rigorous review process.