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Nonpoint Pollution from Agriculture

Join the many landowners who are protecting water quality

Clean water and a strong agricultural economy are not mutually exclusive. They can co-exist, hand-in-hand, and each benefits the other.

We have a long and strong history working in partnership with the agricultural community. Together we can find on-the-ground approaches that preserve agricultural lands and achieve clean water.

Agriculture and Water Quality Advisory Committee

We are reaching out to expand upon and improve our working relationships with agricultural landowners and livestock producers. The aim is to provide an open forum for dialogue ensuring both water quality protection and a healthy agricultural industry. More about the Committee...

Landowner Practices Can Protect Clean Water

Best management practices are helping protect and restore clean water on agricultural lands. More about how landowner practices can protect clean water

Watershed Surveys

Watershed surveys are evaluation tools that help us assess the health of streams and identify “non-point” pollution - the leading cause of water quality problems in Washington State.
More about watershed surveys...

Agricultural-related water quality risks

Agricultural-related water quality risks can be classified into three broad categories.
More about water quality risks...

Landowner Practices Can Cause Pollution

Washington currently has more than 2,000 polluted water listings for waters adjacent to agricultural lands. More about causes of pollution

Restoring Riparian Areas in the Palouse Region

Other Efforts to Protect Clean Water

Improved agency coordination, use of regulations, and financial assistance are helping protect and restore clean water on agricultural lands.
More about other efforts to protect clean water

Other Resources

Find links to helpful web sites. More about other resources to protect clean water

Financial Assistance

There are significant state and federal funds available to address nonpoint pollution problems. More about financial assistance



NEW, updated 6/5/2015 Clean Water and Livestock Operations: Assessing Risks to Water Quality

Clean water on agricultural lands: Staff in eastern Washington take to the field this spring - January 23, 2015

Working together in Whatcom County - March 10, 2014

Clean water and a healthy business climate

Agriculture: Cornerstone of Washington’s economy

Reporting Complaints