Every industry makes a major contribution to the non-point source pollution problem in a variety of ways. Toxins come from vehicles, machinery, cleaning products, garbage, septic systems, toxic waste and several other pollutants used by businesses.
Chemicals, toxins and disease-causing agents flow into rivers, lakes, the ocean and also end up in drinking water. This causes health problems and even death for humans, animals and all aquatic life. It has also rendered several recreational areas, streams and lakes completely contaminated and unusable by people around the world. The long term effects of this pollution will leave all of our water unusable and the amount of available drinking water will be in short supply.
This project was originally jointly funded by a Federal Clean Water Act grant from the U.S. EPA
the Hawaii State Department of Health Clean Water Branch
and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services.