August 22, 2014

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EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution results

Nonpoint Source Pollution: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) results from land runoff, precipitation, atmospheric deposition, drainage, seepage or hydrological modification. The term "non-point source" is defined to mean any source of water pollution that does not meet the legal definition
of "point source" in section 502:(14) of the Clean Water Act.

"Point Source" pollution can be loosely defined as concentrated pollutants having originated from a pipe of some kind; usually an outlet pipe from an industrial source, but can also mean pollution coming from a ditch or other outlet with agricultural origins.