Point source

Any discernible, defined, and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, vessel, or other floating craft, from which pollutants are or may be discharged. This definition does not include return flows from irrigated agricultural land.

Source of pollutants that involves discharge of pollutants from an identifiable point, such as a smokestack or sewage treatment plant.


Source: Handbook of water and wastewater treatment plant operations

Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_source