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Complying with the Edwards Aquifer Rules: Technical Guidance on Best Management Practices

Guidance on the rules that apply specifically to the Edwards Aquifer.

To comply with the Edwards Aquifer rules, you must implement measures known as "best management practices" (BMPs) to reduce the impact of your activity on water quality in and upstream of the aquifer. This publication includes detailed descriptions of many options available for you to use as BMPs.

  • application/pdf Entire document (RG-348, 415 pages)
  • application/pdfCover, Preface, Table of Contents
  • application/pdfChapter 1: Temporary Best Management Practices
  • application/pdfChapter 2: Nonstructural Best Management Practices
  • application/pdfChapter 3: Permanent Structural Best Management Practices
  • application/pdfChapter 4: Innovative Technology Use and Evaluation
  • application/pdfChapter 5: Management of Sensitive Features
  • application/pdfChapter 6: Example Calculations
  • application/pdfChapter 7: Bibliography
  • application/pdfErrata Sheet: (March 28, 2009)
  • application/pdfAddendum Sheet: Additional temporary, permanent, and sensitive feature BMPs (January 20, 2017)
  • BaySaver Addendum (June 6, 2018) Please contact your regional office to obtain a copy of the revised BaySaver Addendum (Approved 8/29/2018)
  • application/pdfAppendix A: (RG-348a, 33 pages)
    Optional Enhanced Measures for the Protection of Water Quality in the Edwards Aquifer
  • application/pdfAppendix B: (RG-348b, 21 pages)
    Optional Enhanced Measures for the Protection of Water Quality in the Edwards Aquifer and Related Karst Features that May Be Habitat for Karst Dwelling Invertebrates

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