Non-Point Source


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Terms & Synonyms

Non-Point Source

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

Pollution sources which are diffused and do not have a single point of origin or are not introduced into a receiving stream from a specific outlet. The pollutants are generally

carried off the land by storm water runoff. The commonly used categories for non-point sources are: agriculture, forestry, urban, mining construction, dams and channels, land disposal, and saltwater intrusion.


Interpretations and Explanations


Source WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Non-Point Source

External Resources


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