A program of the Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District , the Lake Assist program provides assistanceto Bonner County residents on water quality concerns and suggestions on how to reduce pollutions to our abundant lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.
Our program was created to manage non-point source pollution to beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. However, our materials and resources are not just lake specific, they also apply to rivers, streams, and groundwater.
Our goal is to provide one stop resources for the public regardng pollution prevention and land use regulations in Bonner County.
Non-Point Source Pollution one of the biggest threats to our waterways. It is essentially pollution that you can't see or track. . Nonpoint source pollution comes from leaking septic systems, oil and fuel spills, pet waste, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, road salt, bacteria, sediment, and any other contaminant that ends up on the ground naturally or from human activity. Rainwater and snowmelt pick up these contaminants as it washes over yards, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and fields and deposits them into waterways.