Nonpoint source pollution is controlled primarily through the adoption of practical and cost-effective land management practices known as best management practices. The implementation of BMPs allow for everyday activities while reducing or preventing nonpoint source pollution. The use of BMPs protects water quality while maintaining the economic value of Kentucky’s land resources.
Kentucky’s approach to controlling NPS pollution includes both focused watershed projects and statewide initiatives. Watershed projects are important for reducing NPS pollution; they are designed to improve or maintain water quality conditions in watersheds through aggressive BMP implementation. Watershed projects address diverse NPS concerns, utilize a variety of funding sources for BMP implementation and include water quality monitoring as a measure of success.
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