The Mianus River provides drinking water for over 130,000 people, encompasses over 30 square miles, and spans five municipalities. The Mianus River Watershed Council looks beyond political boundaries and brings together the many people and organizations working to preserve the integrity of this watershed. By serving as a clearinghouse for information and activities, we strive to make the process of learning about, participating in, and protecting the watershed more accessible and efficient. The MRWC’s mission is to facilitate initiatives that protect water quality, enhance land stewardship, and educate the public.
Protecting a resource as essential and sensitive as drinking water requires diligence and action on several fronts. The MRWC concentrates its efforts towards the regulation of storm water runoff, erosion, septic pollution, and lawn and landscape maintenance. Some of the projects we have initiated include helping the municipalities bordering the Mianus River manage storm water, and devising a campaign to help homeowners manage their septic systems and lawn runoff.