MPA Meets with Engineers

This morning from 9:30 to 12:30pm, 2 engineers visited the roadsides of Manchaug Pond checking the catchbasins, gabion dams, plunge pools, pervious pavers and other structures constructed last year under the S 319 DEP stormwater grant project for Manchaug Pond.

The engineers’ goal today was two fold: first to evaluate the current structures noting improvements needed if any and secondly to identify new sites to be addressed.

Three MPA officers gave the Douglas/Sutton tour.
To take the tour yourself, view the slide show on the right.

For more information on Low Impact Development and what you can do to protect the water quality of Manchaug Pond consult our website at under Living in the Watershed or visit

On seeing this site the engineer exclaimed, “It’s working!”

How can you tell? Note all the road sand and salt captured!