The Texas Clean Rivers Program
Working together for clean water and science-based decisions.
The Long Term Plan outlines the program's objectives and strategies.
- Provide quality-assured data to the TCEQ for use in decision-making
- Identify and evaluate water quality issues
- Promote cooperative watershed planning
- Recommend management strategies
- Inform and engage stakeholders
- Maintain efficient use of public funds
Established in 1991, the Texas Clean Rivers Program (CRP) is a state fee-funded, non-regulatory program that was created to provide a framework and forum for managing water quality issues in a more holistic manner. The focus of the program is to work at the watershed level, within each river basin, by coordinating the efforts of diverse organizations.
The TCEQ and its regional water quality partners work together to implement the program as laid out in Texas Water Code, Section 26.0135 and in the Clean Rivers Program Rule, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 220.
Video About the CRP
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The majority of the fee funds allocated to the program (approximately $4.5 million annually) are used to conduct the monitoring, quality assurance, and data management functions of the program.