With state grant, six south suburbs form alliance for water conservation

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Six communities south of Boston are banding together in a new initiative to educate residents about water conservation and how to reduce their water, sewer, and energy bills, and protect local waterways and wildlife.

“This has been a big priority for us, and we started to focus on doing this more efficiently, with more towns involved,” said Ian Cooke, executive director of the Neponset River Watershed Association.

With help from a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection grant, said Cooke, the association was able to bring together the towns of Canton, Foxborough, Sharon, Stoughton, and the Dedham-Westwood Water District to offer rebates of $75 to $200 to homeowners to replace outdated toilets, washing machines, and showerheads with more water-efficient models.

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