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Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

Nonpoint source pollution is a term for polluted runoff . Water washing over the land, whether from rain, car washing or the irrigation of crops or lawns, picks up an array of contaminants. Th ese contaminants include oil and sediment from roadways, soil and agricultural chemicals from farmland, and nutrients and toxic materials from urban and suburban areas. Th is runoff finds its way into our streams, bays and oceans, either directly or through storm drain collection systems.
 Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
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PDF icon NEMO water pollution brochure (1.72 MB)
Publication Date
January 2006