What can we do about nonpoint source pollution?

We can all work together to reduce and prevent nonpoint source pollution. Some activities are federal responsibilities, such as ensuring that federal lands are properly managed to reduce soil erosion. Some are state responsibilities, for example, developing legislation to govern mining and logging, and to protect groundwater. Others are best handled locally, such as by zoning or erosion control ordinances. And each individual can play an important role by practicing conservation and by changing certain everyday habits.

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1. What is Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS)?
2. What are the effects of these pollutants on our waters?
3. What causes nonpoint source pollution (NPS)?
4. What can we do about nonpoint source pollution?
5. What can I do to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution I contribute?
6. How else can I help reduce stormwater pollution in my area?
7. If I notice a foreign substance flowing into or see someone pouring something into a storm drain inlet, what should I do?
8. I see people dumping their used oil into storm drains all the time. What can I do?
9. What happens if I see a neighbor or know someone who's throwing trash into a storm drain?
10. I have some paint/thinners/chemicals at home that need to be disposed of; where can I take these?
11. What kind of educational programs or informational materials are available about stormwater?
12. I have often seen stencils over storm drains and conveyances. How do I get a stencil for a stormwater structure(s) near me?
13. What is the City of Abilene doing about illegal dumping?
14. How can I be environmentally responsible when washing my car?
15. Grass, yard clippings and leaves are natural, so they don't cause any problems, right?