A popular recreational activity, boating can also contribute to nonpoint source pollution. Chemicals used on boats, such as oils, paints and cleansers, may spill into the water. Spilled fuel or discharged uncombusted fuels from engines can also contaminate waters around the marina. Poorly maintained pump-out stations can lead to high bacteria and nutrient levels in the water as well.

Chemicals used on boats, such as oils, paints and cleansers, may spill into the water

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