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OSSF (Septic System) Projects

All NPS Projects that are significantly or entirely dedicated to addressing septic system (OSSF) pollution
Title Description
Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan: Tracking and Inventory of Septic Systems A project to develop a watershed-wide septic system database.
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities A multi-phase project to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (septic systems) in the Texas Coastal Zone
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities Phase II A project that extended Phase I efforts to reduce pollution from septic systems in targeted coastal Texas counties.
Dickinson Bayou: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan A project that implemented and demonstrated best management practices from the Dickinson Bayou WPP. Practices included water-smart landscaping, low-impact development, and septic system maintenance and design.
Geronimo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) The City of Seguin implemented management measures of the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks WPP by decommissioning failing septic systems and extending sewer service to some areas.
Halls Bayou-Westfield Estates: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan Implementation of low-flow water devices, a pet-waste program, and outreach for managing on-site wastewater facilities in Westfield Estates.
Lake Sam Rayburn and Attoyac Bayou: Septic System Inventory, Repair and Replacement A project to improve water quality by identifying and addressing issues with septic systems in the area draining to Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Lampasas River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with a Septic System Database This project implements a management measure in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan by developing a watershed-wide septic system database.
Lower Nueces River Watershed: Feasibility Study for Septic System Conversion A project to evaluate the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and water quality benefits of replacing septic systems with centralized wastewater services in a portion of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lower Nueces River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with a Septic System Assistance Program This project will implement a management measure identified in the Lower Nueces River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to address malfunctioning septic systems.
Tres Palacios Creek: Septic System Repair and Replacement The Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research will invite applications from residential septic system owners for inspection and, if needed, repair or replacement of malfunctioning septic systems in the Tres Palacios Creek watershed.
Upper Guadalupe River: A Plan to Reduce Bacteria This project aimed to reduce bacteria levels in a portion of the Upper Guadalupe River, within the City of Kerrville, by controlling waterfowl populations and bird nesting under river bridges, as well as implementing education programs about management of septic systems.