Non Point Source Pollution

    Non Point Source Pollution

    (NPS) Projects

    Individuals, businesses, corporations, associations, private entities, and government agencies are eligible for loans or grants.

    Financial Assistance is to be used for activities within the watersheds that: address a critical water quality need, protect human heath, improve environmental conditions that affect waters of the State, provide incentives for project implementation, and augment funding sources

    How to Apply:
    Submit a financial assistance request form to
    Utah Division of Water Quality
    P.O. Box 144870
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870

    You can find the forms by clicking here

    Eligible Projects:
    Reduce untreated or uncontrolled runoff
    Improve critical aquatic resources
    Conserve soil, water, or other natural resources
    Protect and improve groundwater quality
    Preserve and protect beneficial uses of water

    The highest priority projects are those that address a critical water quality need, will improve human health concerns, or would be not economically feasible without the grant.  Conservation easements, stream restoration, animal waste treatment, and erosion control would be considered high priority projects.

    NPS Loans
    Terms may be as low as 0% interest for up to 20 years repayment
    Must be secured with collateral and must be repaid
    Can be used as a matching source of funds for other funding sources* 

    NPS Grants
    Does not need to be repaid
    Address a critical water quality need or human health concern
    Can be used as a matching source of funds for other funding sources*

    * Other Funding sources may include State Revolving Fund (SRF); 319 Non point Source Management