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Non-Point Source Pollution/Earth Change Program

Non-point Source Pollution Program/Earth Change

Non-point Source Pollution also called Polluted Runoff, is a major cause of today’s water quality problems. It is caused by rain and flood water washing over our island’s landscapes, taking with it the dirt, oil, fertilizer, pesticides, animal waste and other substances that have been collected on the streets and farms.  The Non-point Source Pollution program strives to enhance coastal waters quality by funding various projects, ranging from information and education programs, to demonstrating and monitoring projects, and highly technical applications of non-point source control technology.  In 2004 the Earth Change Program was joined with the NPS program to emphasize the implementation of non-point source pollution controls, including sediment control, erosion mitigation measures, and protection of coastal and ground resources.