Reducing Point Source Pollution
Point source pollution is contamination that originates from a single source. This can include wastewater discharge as well as contamination from leaking septic systems, oil spills, and illegal dumping. The EPA requires National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits from anyone discharging pollutants into a waterway, though there are concerns surrounding enforcement and backlog.
EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, https://www.epa.gov/npdes/npdes-permit-basics
Natural Resources Defense Council, https://www.nrdc.org/stories/water-pollution-everything-you-need-know
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