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This section addresses Key Element No. 1 in the NPS Program and Grants Guidance issued by the U.S. EPA. It presents Indiana’s long-term goal and details explicit program objectives and strategies to protect and restore surface and ground water.
The vision of this program is to restore waters impaired by NPS pollution and maintain water quality through locally led partnerships. This vision cannot be realized in a short amount of time, nor can it be realized by IDEM alone. The prevention and remediation of NPS pollution in Indiana’s waters requires cooperation of many groups and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as the citizens of the State of Indiana. IDEM and its many partners will need to continue to work together on a watershed-by-watershed basis to improve and protect our water resources.