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

Each year water quality management planning activities are summarized in a cumulative report. The report is submitted for acceptance to the H-GAC Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC) and Board of Directors.

FY2021 Draft 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

The FY21 Draft Water Quality Management Plan Update Report was released on 7/1/21 for public comment. The draft report will be available for public comment from 7/1/21 - 7/31/21. Comments received will be addressed in the Final Report. The Final Report will be presented to the H-GAC Board of Directors on 8/17/21 for acceptance.

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View the Draft FY2021 Water Quality Management Plan
Water Quality Management Plan Comments Form

Past Water Quality Management Plan Reports

To view reports completed in recent years, click on a document below:

FY2020 604b Water Quality Management Plan Report

FY2016 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.