There are no news items at this time.
Clean water is crucial to our region's environment, economy, and quality of life. The Clean Waters Initiative (CWI) program offers workshops that help local governments, landowners, and residents develop effective strategies to reduce pollution in area waterways.
August 8, 201910 A.M. to Noon
North Harris County Regional Water Authority3648 Cypress Creek PkwyHouston 770689
Join the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Save Water Texas Coalition for a Clean Waters Initiative Field Trip on August 8 to learn more about the coalition's programs and tour its new Water Quality Mobile Teaching Lab.
The meeting and tour will be at the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, 3648 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston. Please dress in cool, comfortable, casual clothing appropriate for outdoor weather. Parking is available, but carpooling would be helpful if several folks from one organization are attending. Transportation will not be provided to the meeting location.
The Save Water Texas Coalition’s mission is to promote public understanding and discourse about the challenge and opportunity to secure the state’s water future. Coalition focuses include water conservation, water reuse, and water pollution education and outreach to assure sustainability of groundwater and surface water resources for our state. Examples of resources include PattyPotty.com, SunflowerSuzie.com, TexasWaterHog.com, and much more.
Registration is requested. Contact Brian Sims at email@example.com or 713-993-2438 for more information.
Register for Workshop
Wednesday, November 20
H-GAC Water Quality Resources
Includes workshops on in-stream water quality monitoring, website user training, region-wide water quality initiatives and the Basin Highlights Report / Basin Summary Report.
Wastewater Treatment Facilities and On-Site Sewage Facilities
Workshops on Electricity Use and Production through Wastewater, OSSFs, and Effluent Microbial Loading.
Workshops geared towards Coastal Community needs such as 319 grants, Economic Development and OSSF repair/inspection/replacement.
Capacity Management and Operations Maintenance
Information about Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), Cease the Grease, and TCEQ small business assistance
MS4 Minimum Control Measures
H-GAC has hosted a series of workshop about the six minimum control measures for MS4s: construction site runoff, post-construction runoff, illicit discharge detection and emimination, good housekeeping, and industrial permits
Conservation, Landscaping, Land Use, and Low Impact Development
Presentations about Regional Water Conservation, Yard Wise, Flood Control Landscaping, Compost and Green Roofs, Nutrients and Sediments in our waterways, and Low Impact Development for Developers
Stormwater and Watersheds
This category includes presentations about feral hogs and water quality, watershed modeling, urban stream ecology, and instream bacteria dynamics.
Education, Outreach, and Public Participation
Local initiatives such as Back the Bay, Clean Water Clear Choice, and Texas Stream Team
Brian SimsSenior PlannerBrian.Sims@h-gac.com713-993-2438
Houston-Galveston Area Council