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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.

  • Entire document (RG-348, 415 pages) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Cover, Preface, Table of Contents Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 1: Temporary Best Management Practices Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 2: Nonstructural Best Management Practices Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 3: Permanent Structural Best Management Practices Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 4: Innovative Technology Use and Evaluation Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 5: Management of Sensitive Features Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 6: Example Calculations Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Chapter 7: Bibliography Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Errata Sheet (March 28, 2009) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Addendum Sheet: Additional temporary, permanent, and sensitive feature BMPs (January 20, 2017) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • BaySaver Addendum (June 6, 2018) Please contact your regional office to obtain a copy of the revised BaySaver Addendum (Approved 8/29/2018)
  • Appendix A (RG-348a, 33 pages) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
    Optional Enhanced Measures for the Protection of Water Quality in the Edwards Aquifer
  • Appendix B (RG-348b, 21 pages) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
    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

Portions of these documents may not be fully accessible. To request assistance, please e-mail ac@tceq.texas.gov.