Water Quality Management Planning

H-GAC conducts water quality management planning as part of a Clean Water Act Section 604(b) grant program funded by the EPA through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The Water Quality Management Plan Update, completed annually, describes a series of data collection, special study, and coordination activities completed through this project.

The purpose of these activities is to provide data and analysis regarding wastewater infrastructure, watershed planning, and sources of nonpoint source pollution that affect water quality in the Houston-Galveston region.

Water Quality Management Plan Updates

The FY2022 Draft Water Quality Management Plan Update (WQMP), describing the data acquisition, analysis, and coordination conducted during the Fiscal Year 2022 water quality management planning project, is available for review and comment. The public comment period is open from 7/1/22 – 7/31/22.

The public is encouraged to review the Draft WQMP Update report and provide comments on its contents. Comments received from the public will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate into the Final WQMP Update report.

The Final WQMP Update will be reviewed by the Natural Resources Advisory Committee and then recommended to the H-GAC Board of Directors for acceptance. Once accepted by the Board of Directors, the report will be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for inclusion in the State’s Water Quality Management Plan.

DRAFT 2022 Water Quality Management Plan Update Cover

View the Draft FY2022 Water Quality Management Plan

How to Submit Your Water Quality Management Plan Updates Comments

Complete our WQMP comment form and email it to [email protected]

Past Water Quality Management Plan Reports

FY2021 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

2021 Water Quality Management Plan Update Cover

FY2020 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

FY2019 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

FY2018 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

FY2017 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

Please visit our publications page to view older Water Quality Management Plans.