Did you know that factories and industry are NOT the #1 polluter in our valley? We are!
Most water pollution comes from everyday activities we all do: fertilizing yards, applying pesticides and herbicides, washing cars, maintaining roads, or dumping pollutants down storm drains.
Since the source of these pollutants does not come from one particular point, this pollution is called nonpoint source pollution (NPS).This polluted runoff results when precipitation washes pollutants over the surface of the ground or leaches them into the groundwater. It is pollution that cannot easily be “turned off” by technology.
The key to controlling nonpoint source pollution? PREVENTION!
For example, wise use of fertilizer and pesticides, controlling what flows into gutters and storm drains, not over-watering gardens and fields, and disposing of pet waste away from water sources.
This website is designed to give you simple ways to reduce your amount of nonpoint source pollution. Just scroll down for fact sheets and tips.