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