What can be done to reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution?
Tennesseans from many fields came together to find solutions called Best Management Practices (BMPs), that can reduce NPS pollution. There are BMPs for farmers, foresters, developers, miners, industrial workers and homeowners. These practices include good housekeeping at home and work, following label instructions for pesticides and using specific methods to till land, reclaim mines, build roads and harvest trees. Lakes, rivers and streams cover Tennessee, entertaining and sustaining us. We swim and fish in these waters, and use billions of gallons each year in our homes and cities. Beneath our feet, groundwater crisscrosses the state in huge unseen aquifers, feeding the wells of half of all Tennesseans. From Memphis to Mountain City, we depend on water more than anything else in our lives, and yet, we add to its pollution.