WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Healthy Land, Water, and People Weston CARISBROOK RESERVATION CO LD S GROUNDWATER RESOURCES TRE AM BR O PEIRCE HILL RESERVOIR O K BOULDER BROOK RESERVATION K PERRIN PARK REEDS POND WIG HT POND BATES SCHOOL RA IL ORIAL Y MEM KELL PARK ROCK RI PONDDGE UT ER B ROO D IN CO MM B O GL E IA N BO ULD E R R IN G MB TA S P UPHAM SCHOOL S BK WARREN BUILDING SCHOFIELD SCHOOL BROOK PUBLIC WORKS & LIGHT PLANT OFFICES FELLS LIBRARY CHARLES RIVER RESERVATION HILLS LIBRARY CH ton AR LE HARDY SCHOOL New S FIRE STATION RIVER ABBO TT POND MAUGUS HILL RESERVOIR MOR SE POND S LO F EL IN T LIN UTE RR AIL POLICE STATION OP SH PON D BRO O K CA R O SKAT IN POND G LIBRARY FISKE SCHOOL CENTENNIAL PARK TOWN HALL FIRE STATION TOWN FOREST WELLESLEY HIGH SCHOOL AD AC LD S E MY B R O O K TOWN OF WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS P N RI G B K Y LESLE WEL EGE COLL E CO Natick BOTANY WELL #1 BOTANY WELL #2 ROSEMARY GP WELL P O ND PA CO MM AR RO S W MIDDLE SCHOOL MB TA LONGFELLOW GP WELL OK RO YB LO NG S. BAY MAS UNITY M COM EGE COLL MORSES GP WELLS (3) EM SPRAGUE SCHOOL T.F. COUGHLIN GP WELL WELLESLEY AVE DUG WELL HUNNEWELL SCHOOL LAKE WAB AN ON BABS GE E COLL Prepared for The Open Space & Recreation Plan by Network & Information Systems GIS 2004 LE R BR O OK WN DLA WOO ETERY CEM L FU RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY ed Ne ham 0 PO L Non-Wellesley Water Supply Wells with Wellhead Protection Areas in Wellesley L O C K B RO O K VE RI AR CH R 0.25 0 1800 0.5 Miles 3600 Feet LES Do ve r SABR IN LAKE A Water Supply Wells Source: MassGIS, 2003 Department of Environmental Protection, 1:5,000, 1993, 1999, 2003 Wellhead Protection Areas Source: MassGIS, 2003 Department of Environmental Protection, 1:25,000 Aquifers Source: MassGIS, 2003 United States Geological Survey, 1:48,000 Covered Reservoirs Water Supply Wells Wellhead Protection Areas Aquifers (50-250 gpm est. yield) Aquifers (>250 gpm est. yield) Note: Asterisks (*) shown on the map (other than the Elm Bank GP Wells), are not the exact location of the water supply wells located outside of the Town of Wellesley. 1 inch equals 1800 feet 1:21600 Disclaimer: This map is for display purposes only. It is neither legally recorded nor is it a survey and it is not intended to be used as such. Consult appropriate boards or town departments for specific questions and accuracy requirements. The Town of Wellesley expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from the use of this map. Town of Wellesley Comprehensive Plan 2007-2017 service to care for their property and, of those people, the majority the town's actual construction projects and learn from real-life have no idea if their service uses chemicals and pesticides, reports drainage patterns, wetland concerns, and stormwater issues. Janet Bowser, NRC Director. Take Wellesley's Morses Pond, for example. A majority of the water law and Regulations. In 2012, the Stormwater Permitting Authority draining into Morses Pond comes from runoff from land in Weston. reviewed and approved approximately 100 permit applications to Even if you never stick your big toe in its waters, the cleanliness of the maintain control of stormwater runoff and volume from construction pond's water matters to you. The pond is an indirect source of public sites. To educate the next generation of land stewards, Michele drinking water through adjacent deep aquifer wells that supply more Grzenda, Weston's Conservation Agent, and Stephen Fogg, the Town than 40 percent of Wellesley's drinking water. Water drawn out of an Engineer, speak to Weston High School's Environmental Science Class aquifer through wells is replaced by surface water that filters down- about stormwater issues. Students break into small groups to review 128 Stormwater knows no town boundary lines. In 2011, Weston put into effect a Stormwater and Erosion Control By- We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 Weston shares the same priority for protecting stormwater quality. ward through permeable surface soils and "recharges" the aquifer.

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