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Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities Phase II

A project in targeted coastal counties of Texas to extend the current efforts to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs) such as septic systems.


Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of the Coastal Management Act requires states and territories with federally approved Coastal Zone Management Programs to develop and implement a  nonpoint source control program. The program establishes management measures for states to use in addressing polluted runoff, including ways to minimize pollution from OSSFs.

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Project Description

This project is extending the Phase I project for two additional years, to continue to reduce OSSF pollution in coastal zone counties. Project personnel will offer local health departments additional training on visual inspection of anaerobic OSSFs, identify additional areas where systems are failing, expand the sites targeted for pump-out, and provide free educational programs for homeowners on OSSF operation and maintenance. In 2015 the project was amended to add the development of an OSSF inventory database for up to three coastal counties.

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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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