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Nonpoint Source Pollution
Non-Point Source icon Refers to pollution that lacks a discrete discharge point, (landfill lechate & septic system discharge) or pollution that comes from numerous lesser sources (urban runoff). To help control nonpoint sources, Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, enables the development of state management programs & establishes grant allotments. Rhode Island's program particularly concentrates on the development of innovative pollution management policies & water quality management using the watershed approach while focusing on areas such as septic programs & wetlands policy, marina management, land use planning, soil erosion & sediment control, & stormwater management.

For information, contact:
Ernie Panciera, 222-4700 ext. 7603
Betsy Dake, 222-4700 ext. 7230
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Report of Activities 2012

Report of Activities 2011

Report of Activities 2010

Report of Activities 2009

Report of Activities 2008

Report of Activities 2006–2007

Report of Activities 2000–2005

Summary of RI Municipal Onsite Wastewater Programs

Septic System Checkup Manual

Low Impact Development (LID) Checklist

Nonpoint Source Grant Program Quality Assurance Project Plan

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