Texas Groundwater Protection Committee legislative recommendations
The Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC) recently published a report to the Texas Legislature that provides recommendations to improve groundwater protection and describes the TGPC's planned activities for the next two years.
Fourteen groundwater protection recommendations were made to Legislature in three areas of interest including strengthening groundwater conservation and water quality efforts, advancing groundwater management and protection through enhanced data collection and availability, and supporting groundwater research. The 14 specific proposals can be found in the full report.
Activities and projects planned by TGPC and submitted to the Legislature fall within eight topical areas including implementation of objectives found in the Texas Groundwater Protection Strategy as well as agricultural chemical, groundwater data management, nonpoint source pollution, public outreach and education, groundwater research, and intergovernmental cooperation activities.