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Nonpoint Source Management Program
2018 Annual Report

May 2019

Contact: Wendy Garland, 207-615-2451

DEP provides services to control nonpoint source water (NPS) pollution to help protect or improve Maine's lakes, streams, rivers, and coastal waters. This report summarizes accomplishments of NPS Program activities in 2018.  This work is funded, in part, under Sections 319 and 604(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


  • Thirteen NPS watershed projects funded in previous years were completed reducing pollutant loads to waters by 723 tons/year of sediment, 645 pounds/year of phosphorus, and 1011 pounds/year of nitrogen.  The report includes an outcome summary for each project.
  • DEP issued 7 new grants ($728,712) using CWA Section 319 funds to help communities implement actions called for in their watershed management plans to restore impaired waters or protect waters threatened by NPS pollution.
  • DEP also issued four grants using CWA Section 604(b) funds to develop watershed-based plans.

Full Report


  1. Introduction
  2. 2018 Highlights- NPS Management Program
  3. Maine NPS Management Program
  4. NPS Programs and Services
  5. NPS Grants Program
  6. Summaries of NPS Water Pollution Control Projects Completed in 2018
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A- NPS Grant Projects Closed in 2018
    • Appendix B- Active NPS Grant Projects
    • Appendix C- Maine NPS Program Five-Year Objectives, Milestones, and 2018 Accomplishments

Past Reports