The Clean Water Act designated 21 threats.

In order to help you navigate the resources we have, we’ve grouped them into four categories (Municipal – Residential – Agriculture – Industrial/Commercial).

Agricultural threats are those threats that tend to exist on farms and other agricultural operations. Agricultural-related threats include:

  • manure run-off from animal waste and livestock in watercourses
  • fertilizer application run-off (nitrogen and phosphorus)
  • improper pesticide storage, application or handling that leads to spills or run-off
  • chemicals or pathogens in livestock waste
  • failing septic systems
  • abandoned wells provide gateways for contaminants to enter surface or groundwater

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