2018 Draft Update to the Water Quality Management Plan
2017 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan
Interactive Mapping Tool for the 2017 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan
The quality of water in North Texas water bodies is important to the health, safety, and welfare of residents, ecosystems, and long-term economic growth. Sources of pollution that impact the health of a water body can be either point or non-point sources. Point sources include specific, discernible locations or sources such as pipes, channels, industrial facilities, or wastewater treatment plants. Non-point source pollution comes from many sources such as land runoff, precipitation, atmospheric deposition, drainage, seepage, or stormwater runoff. Multiple stakeholders are involved in regional initiatives addressing impairments and implementing watershed management strategies to address water quality in North Central Texas.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments has prepared the 2016 Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) which provides an overview of efforts underway and future planning needs for water resources in North Central Texas. The goals of the 2016 Water Quality Management plan are:
- Identify water quality programs or projects of significance that contribute to watershed protection and water quality improvements.
- Identify emerging water quality issues that will impact water quality, wastewater treatment strategies, and water supply efforts.
- Review wastewater treatment facility planning to ensure that capacities are sufficient to meet future wastewater needs
- Track and summarize annual wastewater treatment capacity for regional joint system and community plants
2016 North Central Texas Water Quality Management Plan
The 2016 North Central Texas Water Resources Report was developed as a part of the 2016 Water Quality Management Plan for North Central Texas. The report shares the results of a questionnaire administrated by NCTCOG. A total of 56 regional entities, including local governments, water districts, groundwater districts, independent school districts, and the general public, responded to the questionnaire in March 2016. The results indicated three priority themes for water resources in North Central Texas; Increasing Public Awareness of Water Resources, Water Conservation & Ensuring Appropriate Water Supply, and Funding for Aging Water & Wastewater Infrastructure.
2016 North Central Texas Water Resources Report
NCTCOG supports several regional projects that aim to address water quality of streams, rivers, and lakes in the North Central Texas region including:
Additional Water Quality Resources: