Q RiverWATCH Program
New Program Announced - "Q RiverWATCH”
The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association is proud to announce that it will begin a "Q RiverWatch" program to encourage citizens and residents of the watershed and beyond, to report illegal or harmful activities. Citizens can help by reporting any suspicious behavior, odors, off-color water, dumping of garbage, chemicals or other items into streams, ponds or wetlands, and illegal digging or dredging. Other types of violations can include illegal discharges to the river or tributaries, illegal dumping, non permitted diversions (withdrawals of water), threats to groundwater resources, non-point sources pollution (unregulated discharges which run into sewers, drainpipes, etc.) and problems with erosion control from ongoing development.
All calls will be logged, and the appropriate local, state or federal agencies contacted, including the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as municipal wetlands, environmental enforcement and planning officials. To report suspected environmental violations please contact QRWA Member, Steve Theriault at (860) 302-8099. Tips may be anonymous; all others should leave their name and contact information to receive a follow up call.