The goal of the NMRWA Monitoring Program is to accurately assess the health of Nine Mile Run. To accomplish this goal, water quality, human health hazards, wildlife, and physical integrity parameters are monitored. This includes, pH, dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, fish, macroinvertebrates, and streamflow.
The objectives of the program are, first, to better understand the sewage and stormwater contamination of the stream (e.g., sources, pollutants, loads) so that we can measure whether or not the flow of sewage and stormwater into Nine Mile Run is being reduced over time; and second, to collect and analyze data in a consistent manner that ensures timely communication of results to stakeholders. View a map of where we sample in stream and take a look at the water quality data we have collected over the years.
NMRWA Monitoring Committee
NMRWA formed the Monitoring Committee in 2005 to advise, inform, and assist the Monitoring Program. The committee is comprised of NMRWA staff, but also volunteers from local universities, scientists, and researchers, many of which have been monitoring the stream for decades. Please visit our Reports & Studies page to review some of the compiled work done by the committee members.
The NMRWA Monitoring Committee continues to monitor the Nine Mile Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration post-construction, and communicate the results to the public. Most recently we have begun to monitor the effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure built through the Rosedale Runoff Reduction Project to understand what type of impact that is having on the stream.
Monitoring Committee Members
Joe Fedor, Chair
Environmental Scientist, ALCOSAN
Daniel J. Bain, PhD
Emily Elliot, PhD
Thomas J. Maier, CWB (TWS), CFP (AFS)
Mary S. Kostalos, PhD
Dr. Molly Mehling
Dr. Brady Porter
Michael A. Takacs
Ryan Utz, PhD
Jeanne M. VanBriesen, Ph.D. P.E.