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nonpoint source

[‚nän′pȯint ‚sȯrs]
(civil engineering)
A dispersed source of stormwater runoff; the water comes from land dedicated to uses such as agriculture, development, forest, and land fills and enters the surface water system as sheet flow at irregular rates.
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Nonpoint source pollution is one of the most challenging issues facing Montana waters.
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"Education is a big part of our mission at Mountain Castles SWCD as we strive to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond," said Tim Miller, education/outreach coordinator.
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In 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized pet waste as a major contributor of Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) and as such, the runoff from pet waste will continue to produce harmful effects on our drinking water supply, recreation, fisheries and wildlife unless we all work together in our communities to reduce and prevent this pollution from occurring.
The nonprofit Manchaug Pond Foundation announced recently it had received a "Section 319'' nonpoint source pollution grant totaling $208,525, according to Vice President Marty Jo Henry.
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