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Plans for Managing the Quality of Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries

Statewide and regional plans for protecting and improving of the quality of Texas surface waters.

Preserving and Improving Water Quality
An overview of the TCEQ's program to define, measure, and manage the quality of the state's surface waters

Surface Water Quality Standards
Standards are the benchmarks for managing water quality. They establish appropriate uses for the state’s surface waters and the criteria for evaluating support of those uses.

Statewide and Regional Plans

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Advisory Groups

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Houston Environmental Laboratory

Sixteen TCEQ regional field offices and EPA Region VI submit samples to the TCEQs Houston Laboratory for analysis. The lab:

  • Analyzes samples of water, wastewater, soils, sediments, and sludge.
  • Develops analytical procedures and supports special investigations, projects, and monitoring activities through cooperative agreements with other agencies.

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