Get involved in your local watershed group work on a storm drain marking project , use best management practices when washing your car, disposing of your used oil, disposing of vegetable oil or crawfish water, picking up waste from your pet, or working in your yard. There are many actions that people can take to prevent nonpoint source pollution and protect our water quality.
2012 Project Review
Louisiana has 12 large watersheds, called basins which are divided into 476 smaller watersheds called subsegments. LDEQ collects water quality data for each subsegment in the state. You can go to LDEQ’s website and find out what the water quality is within your watershed.
Nonpoint source pollution is any pollutant that runs off the land from our yards, farms, forests, streets and parking lots throughout the watershed. Nonpoint source pollution enters our bayous, rivers, and lakes when it rains and includes sediment (mud), fertilizers, pesticides, oil, metals, litter, and bacteria (from animal waste).