Nonpoint Source Management Program
June 2014; Document #DEPLW-1269
Contact: Norm Marcotte, 207-215-6277
DEP provides services to control nonpoint source water (NPS) pollution to help protect or improve our lakes, streams, rivers and coastal waters. This report summarizes accomplishments of NPS Program activities in 2013. This work is funded in part under the Section 319 of the Federal Clean Water Act in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- 12 watershed projects funded through the NPS Grants program were successfully completed. DEP provided technical assistance and granted $640,894 of CWA funds for the projects. Grantees, partners, and landowners contributed matching funds or services valued at over $890,000. See Section F for 2p. summaries.
- 9 projects implemented best management practices (BMPs) to reduce polluted runoff in 6 lake and 3 stream watersheds: Annabessacook Lake (Winthrop); Cochnewagon Lake (Monmouth); Crescent Lake (Raymond); Great East & Wilson Ponds (Acton); Moose Pond (Bridgton); Square Pond (Shapleigh); Capehart Brook (Bangor); Penjajawoc Stream (Bangor); and the Pleasant River (Windham). The projects reduced pollutant loading by over 289 tons of sediment per year - about 25 dump truck loads.
- 3 NPS watershed surveys were completed to find, describe, prioritize NPS pollution sources and recommend BMPs to reduce polluted runoff: Toddy Pond (Orland); Concord Gully Stream (Freeport); and Upper Prestile Stream (Presque Isle).
- DEP issued 2 RFPs for NPS Water Pollution Control Projects. Fifteen conditional grant awards were issued totaling $1,006,710 to help communities:
- develop watershed-based plans for five watersheds; and
- implement BMPs to improve water quality according to watershed-based plans for 10 watersheds.
- DEP's NPS Training & Resource Center provided training to 994 people in erosion and sediment control practices for contractors, and certified 823 more people in the Contractor Certification program. This is the most people certified in one year.
- Nonpoint Source Management Program Summary
- 2013 Highlights
- Maine NPS Management Program Overview
- DEP NPS Program & Work Activities
- NPS Grants Program
- Summaries of NPS water pollution control projects completed