In 1991, The Texas Legislature passed the Texas Clean Rivers Act [Senate Bill 818]. The Act was intended to move Texas toward comprehensive water resources planning and management to ensure the integrity of the State's water supply over the long term.
The Clean Rivers Act requires an ongoing assessment of water quality issues and management strategies statewide to guide Texas water resources policy and decision-making into the 21st century. The Act established the Texas Clean Rivers Program under the Texas Water Commission (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or TCEQ, after TWC's merger with the Texas Air Control Board in 1992). The program is funded by fees assessed on wastewater discharge permittees and water rights holders as well as through TCEQ's own State appropriations.
Clean Rivers Program Overview DocumentObjectives of the Clean Rivers ProgramClean Rivers Program VideoClean Rivers Program Roles
Angelina & Neches River AuthorityBrazos River AuthorityCity of Houston Health & Human ServicesCity of Houston, Clean Rivers ProgramCity of Pearland, Public Works, Water ProductionGalveston Bay Estuary ProgramGuadalupe-Blanco River AuthorityHarris County Public Health & Environmental ServicesInternational Boundary and Water CommissionLavaca-Navidad River AuthorityLower Colorado River AuthorityLower Neches Valley AuthorityNortheast Texas Municipal Water DistrictNueces River AuthorityRed River AuthoritySabine River AuthoritySan Antonio River AuthoritySan Jacinto River AuthoritySulphur River Basin Authority of TexasTrinity River AuthorityTexas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)TCEQ Surface Water Quality Monitoring Web ReportingTCEQ Sampling Data Query, Surface Water Quality MonitoringTCEQ Clean Rivers ProgramTexas Stream Team, Caring for Our WatersUniversity of Houston, Clear Lake, Environmental Institute of HoustonUS Geological Survey, Texas Water Science CenterUS Environmental Protection AgencyWater Environment Federation "Go With The Flow" (English) Interactive MapWater Environment Federation "Go With The Flow" (Spanish) Interactive Map
C&E Clean Rivers Program WaterResources@h-gac.com 713-627-3200
Todd Running Manager Todd.Running@h-gac.com 713-993-4549
Jean Wright Senior PlannerClean Rivers Program Monitoring & QAOJean.Wright@h-gac.com 713-499-6660
William Hoffman Senior PlannerClean Rivers Program DataWilliam.Hoffman@h-gac.com 832-681-2574
Kendall GuidrozPlanner Kendall.Guidroz@h-gac.com713-499-6672
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