Nonpoint Source Program

The DNREC Nonpoint Source Program provides funding for projects designed to reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in Delaware. Nonpoint source pollution is pollution that originates from a diffuse source (such as an open field or a road) and is transported to surface or ground waters through leaching or runoff.

Contact Us

Ben Coverdale
Nonpoint Source Program
285 Beiser Blvd, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904

Link to Delaware’s Five-Year Nonpoint Source Program Management Plan

The NPS Program hosts educational events and workshops providing residents with important information that helps protect Delaware’s aquatic resources.

Programs, Funding and Sources

Clean Water Act Section 319 Funding

Surface Water Matching Planning Grant

Community Water Quality Improvement Grant

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Funding Availability

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Loans for Dairy and Poultry Operations

State Revolving Fund

Chesapeake Bay Specific Programs

Plans, Strategies and Reports

2022 Delaware NPS Program Annual Report

Delaware Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Watershed Plans and Pollution Control Strategies

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Integrated 305(b) Report and 303(d) List

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Milestones

Education and Resources