Protecting Water

HVA protects rivers and streams throughout the entire Housatonic River Watershed— from the river's source in Massachusetts to Long Island Sound through a series of programs that include:

Click on any program to learn more about it.


Check out the Health Index map of the Housatonic River. It provides an overview of the various water quality data collection efforts for the Housatonic River watershed and their use for assessing the present health of the river and tributaries.

It includes a list of impaired rivers and locations of PCB levels of more than 50 parts per million in the top 12 inches of soil.