Water Quality Advisory Work Group (WQAWG)
The WQAWG is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in water quality may attend and participate in WQAWG meetings.
The WQAWG is a voluntary group of participants who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss issues related to water quality, wastewater permits and wastewater standards.
- Participation in the WQAWG
- City of Austin Petition
- Cooling Water Intake Structures, 316b
- Related Documents
- Upcoming Meeting
- Past Meetings
- Staff Contact
Participation in the WQAWG
This group currently has representation from water associations, petroleum and chemical industry, electrical utility industry, agricultural industry, engineering firms, law firms, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and government entities.
City of Austin Petition
On March 14, 2016, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (commission) received a petition from the City of Austin (petitioner).
The petitioner requested that the commission initiate rulemaking to amend 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapters 222 and 309. The proposed rules would allow permittees and applicants to rely on the beneficial reuse of treated wastewater when calculating the size of effluent storage and the amount of land required for disposal of wastewater. This would allow permittees and applicants to reduce the effluent storage size and dedicated land application acreage that are currently required by rule.
The public was invited to comment on the City of Austin Petition in regards to changing the rules for the beneficial reuse of treated wastewater. The public comment period was from August 28, 2016 through October 28, 2016. The draft rules will be posted on this site when complete.
View Submitted Comments
- City of Austin Petition - Related to Beneficial Reuse of Treated Wastewater
- 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 222
- 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 309
City of Austin Stakeholder Meetings
|Date||Notification||Agenda||Webcast||Handouts (PDF)||Handouts (PPT)||Organization|
City of Austin
|Jan.13, 2016||-||-||-||-||Regional Wastewater Rule||City of Austin|
|Dec.1, 2015||Agenda||-||-||Technical Meeting||City of Austin|
|Dec.16, 2015||-||-||-||Draft changes 30 TAC 222 Rules||-||City of Austin|
|Dec.17, 2015||-||-||-||Draft changes 30 TAC 309 Rules||-||City of Austin|
|Jan. 31, 2012||-||-||-||-||City of Austin|
- Water Facts and Stats
- EPA’s Getting in Step: “Engaging and Involving Stakeholders in Your Watershed”
Notice of Upcoming WQAWG Stakeholder Meeting
|Date:||January 17, 2017|
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building E, Room 201S
Austin, Texas 78753
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Free parking is available on the 4th floor of the parking garage located between Buildings E and F.
Available by webcast at the time of the meeting by clicking on “Advisory, Stakeholder Group and Special Meetings” at: http://www.texasadmin.com/tx/tceq/
Future WQAWG Meetings
• April 18, 2017
• July 18, 2017
• October 17, 2017
Most of the files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF Files.)
|Date||Notification||Agenda||Webcast||Handouts (PDF)||Handouts (PPT)|
|October 18, 2016||Notification||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|July 19, 2016||Notification||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|April 19, 2016||Notification||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|Jan. 21, 2016||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|Oct. 20, 2015||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|July 21, 2015||Agenda||Webcast||-|
|April 28, 2015||Agenda||Webcast||-|
If the information you need is not in this table, check our archive of information from all past WQAWG meetings. (Free webcasts provided by TexasAdmin.com.)
For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, call Nancy Vignali at 512-239-1303 or our main Water Quality Division line, 512-239-4671. You may e-mail your question, comment, or suggested topics during the webcast or at any time to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov. Please include “WQAWG” in the subject line of your e-mail.
If you have any questions concerning the workgroup or need special accommodations at a meeting, please contact Nancy Vignali.