Non-Point Source Water Pollution

Based on our water-testing findings and those of many other island conservancy groups, it has become clear that non-point pollution has become one of the most challenging issues we face today. Non-point pollution is where there is not a major single pollution source but a collection of numerous smaller sources that amount to a large one. For example, typical non-point sources range from septic field leaching to fertilizers. As you can imagine, this requires a significant amount of work to track the pollution “up stream” in order to address and correct the “issues.” This will be a large and growing focus in order to further improve the water quality in the pond.

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