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Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program

A document that describes the programs and practices used in Texas to reduce and prevent water pollution from nonpoint sources and highlights the Texas NPS Program's milestones and achievements.

TCEQ and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation BoardExit the TCEQ (TSSWCB) jointly update the Nonpoint Source Management Program every five years.

Approved 2022 Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program

The application/pdf2022 Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program was adopted by the TCEQ Commissioners on December 15, 2021, submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Texas Governor, and approved by EPA on August 29, 2022.

The 2022 Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program was developed jointly by TCEQ and TSSWCB and accomplishes the following:

  • Incorporates the EPA's eight components of an effective program.
  • Establishes long- and short-term goals for the program.
  • Provides coordination of nonpoint source-related programs and activities conducted by federal, state, regional, and local entities.
  • Prioritizes assessment, planning, and implementation activities in priority watersheds and aquifers.

You can order a printed copy of the 2022 Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program (SFR-068/22) at the TCEQ Publications Search page.

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Program Achievements

The Texas NPS Program has contributed to the successful restoration of more than a dozen impaired water bodies in the state since 2008, when EPA began officially recognizing these achievements and publishing them as success stories. These stories highlight NPS program activities to improve water quality. The NPS Program is also at work helping to restore many other impaired water bodies.

The most recent EPA approved Success Story was application/pdfBrownsville Ship ChannelExit the TCEQ in 2021. A list of other Success Stories for Texas can be found below and on EPA's websiteExit the TCEQ.

NPS 319 Success Stories MapNonpoint Source Success Stories Map

Individual Success Stories:

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at

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