Maintaining the quality of the surface water is extremely important for ensuring a healthy watershed. Clean water is one of New Brunswick’s most important resources. We rely on it for drinking, growing food, manufacturing goods, producing electricity, and for recreational activities. The flora and fauna of the Nashwaak watershed also rely on clean water.
Water quality in the watershed is currently being affected by several direct and indirect influences including: chemical, toxic, and deoxygenating wastes from industry, forest spraying, agricultural and urban runoff, etc.
The NWAI will resume water quality monitoring in the summer of 2017. Previous data (1980 – 2005) suggest that overall water quality improves moving upstream in the watershed and there are areas of concern from the Penniac Stream downstream to the mouth of the river.
Up-to-date results will be made available shortly.