Water in Texas
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When the water in our rivers, lakes, and oceans becomes polluted; it can endanger wildlife, make our drinking water unsafe, and threaten the waters where we swim and fish. EPA research supports efforts under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.
Please visit EPA's main Water Topics page for more information.
Region 6’s Ocean Dumping Management Program plays an essential role in keeping our oceans safe and clean, while supporting the marine transportation system and the economy. Region 6 serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 tribes. Region 6 encompasses the ocean waters offshore of Louisiana and Texas.
Please visit Managing Ocean Dumping in Region 6 for more information.
In Texas, EPA issues NPDES permits on tribal lands and in federal waters off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico. All other permits are issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
For state-issued permits, visit Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Wastewater and Stormwater.
NPDES Permits Issued by EPA in Texas
|Facility or Permit Name
|Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Eastside WWTP
|June 1, 2023
|May 31, 2028
|Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Of Texas Westside WWTP
|September 1, 2018
|August 31, 2023
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the environmental agency for the state of Texas.
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