What is Non-point source pollution?

Non‐point source (NPS) pollution refers to water pollution from diffuse sources. Non‐point source water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind‐borne debris blowing out to sea. Although these pollutants have originated from a point source, the long‐range transportability and multiple sources of the pollutant make it a non‐point source of pollution. Non‐point source pollution can be contrasted with point source pollution, where discharges occur to a body of water or into the atmosphere at a single location.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. What is Non-point source pollution?
3. How do nutrients such as nitrogen get into stormwater?
4. Does stormwater get treated at the waste water treatment plant?
5. What is impervious surface?
6. Why do we need to manage stormwater runoff?
7. How is stormwater pollution managed?
8. Why are BMP’s required for new development?
9. What types of pollutants are found in the storm drain system?
10. How much are fees and how can I pay?
11. I need Help! Who do I call?