Nonpoint Source Program

 The Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program is part of WVDEP's Watershed Improvement Branch (WIB).  WIBs mission is “To inspire and empower people to value and work for clean water”
West Virginia's Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program coordinates multi-agency and non-government organizations efforts to address nonpoint pollution by:  
  • Providing assistance in the proper installation and maintenance of (BMPs);
  • Supporting citizen based watershed organizations;
  • Supporting partners whose activities relate to nonpoint issues; and
  • Restoring impaired watersheds with nonpoint abatement projects

The NPS Program offers §319 grants for the development of plans and projects that target nonpoint pollution. These grants are used for Nonpoint Program administration and Watershed projects. Watershed projects attempt to restore waters impaired by nonpoint pollution and are driven by 303(d) listings, TMDL development and priorities within the NPS Program's Management Plan. CLICK-HERE to learn about watershed project grants and HERE to learn about (AGOs) additional grant opportunitiesNote: §319 funds are reimbursable only; advanced payments are not allowed.

To learn more contact your regional Basin Coordinator or the Program Coordinators. Below are activities suppoted by §319; click-on the images to learn more and CLICK-HERE to learn about our projects and HERE for a calendar of events.
Wastewater treatment  Agricultural BMPs  Rain gardens 
Ag BMP - water container Runoff BMPs-urban stormwater
Streambank restoration Watershed associations  Education and outreach 
watershed associations  education and outreach 
Acid mine drainage (AMD) projects to restore pollution from abandoned mines 
Shown here is one of many project sites in the Lamberts Run watershed. This stream is a significant source of AMD to the West Fork River.  Click-Here for more information
Below are resources and programs provided by, supported or affiliated with WIB.
Chesapeake Bay Program  Homeowners packet NPS Management Plan  
In Lieu Fee Mitigation  Streambank moitoring protocols NPS annual reports 
Project WET  Stream permit guidance   NPS project information 
Save Our Stream   Stormwater Assistance  O&M guidance manual
Stream Partners Watershed groups   Quality Assurance Project Plans
Watershed Pilot Program USEPA-NPS resources  Rain gardens
Use these on-line tool to query water quality data collected by WVDEP's Watershed Assessment Branch (WAB).  Click-Here to query data from ambient stations and HERE for benthic assessments.

Watershed Improvement Branch