Faith Middleton Show: Protecting And Preserving Your Water Supply
Citizen action making a difference
The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition isn't a name that explains itself, unless you live in and around the Connecticut towns of Roxbury, Morris, Washington, Watertown, Southbury, Woodbury and Middlebury. Residents there know what the coalition volunteers and staff do, because their quality of life depends on it.
The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition's mission is to help keep local water sources plentiful and pure. Fishermen, nature-lovers and people who live along the banks of the beautiful Pomperaug River, understand that it feeds the groundwater, the watershed, stretching through all the towns listed. That connects to the quality of drinking water and life dependent on the health of the river.
It all began a decade ago when a group of concerned area residents took up the cause. They're not alone. In communities across our region and throughout the United States, local citizens are forming groups to protect local water. The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition is a shining example among them. James Belden is the new Executive Director of the coalition. He's been active in local government and environmental work for years. Belden talks about how every citizen can make a difference.