Nonpoint source pollution management

Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.
We promote partnerships that will actively engage communities in the restoration and protection of waters impacted by nonpoint source pollution.
The pages below contain supporting information to help you plan for and manage your project in partnership with our group.
Funding opportunities to address nonpoint source pollution, how to apply for funds
2012 Nonpoint source management plan, annual reports, EPA guidance, federal regulations
Contracting instructions, project administration, project reporting
EPA's Nine Elements of a Watershed Plan, watershed handbook, plan examples, planning references, Statewide Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP), master plans
Best management practices, implementation references
Sampling protocols, Sampling Analysis Project Plan (SAPP)
Nonpoint source logo, mini-grants, newsletters, surveys and results, fact sheets, success stories
Triennial review, Regulation 85, Regulation 31