Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution

As stormwater flows over parking lots, streets, driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other NPS pollutants.

Stormwater and NPS pollution flow into storm sewers, streams or directly off of the land and into the Fox River. Polluted runoff is the nation's greatest threat to clean water.

Reduce NPS Pollution & Protect the Fox River

Take these steps to help reduce NPS pollution and protect the Fox River.
  1. Plant a Rain Garden: Rain Gardens are landscaped depressions designed to capture and treat stormwater.
  2. Install Rain Barrels: Rain barrels capture and store rain water from rooftops. The water that is collected helps reduce stormwater runoff and therefore decreases NPS pollution.