Watershed Protection Plans for Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
The TCEQ and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board support the development and implementation of watershed protection plans (WPPs) that prevent or manage nonpoint source pollution. WPPs are developed through local stakeholder groups with funding and technical assistance from the TCEQ and/or the TSSWCB, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A significant portion of Texas’ federal funding for managing nonpoint source pollution is dedicated to the development and implementation of WPPs.
The WPP section of our NPS Grants Web page provides recommendations for a phased approach to watershed planning.
Guidelines and requirements for developing WPPs are available in the currrent version of U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 Web page and in EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters (PDF).
Contact the NPS Program by e-mail at email@example.com, or call 512-239-6682.