We all live in a watershed, and every choice we make has an impact on our water. When each of us plays our part to protect water quality one action at a time, we have the collective power to protect and preserve our beautiful, pristine waters for generations to come.
While Montana has some of the cleanest waterbodies in the country, we are facing distinct challenges to water quality. There are three main sources of pollutants that influence water quality.
Point and nonpoint sources are the products of human influence on the landscape. The greatest percentage of stream and lake impairments in Montana come from nonpoint sources.