Guidance

Take care of our lakes

Ordinances and rules have been developed for the protection of our water. Limiting pollution to the reservoirs will help in extending the life of the water body as well as make it a more enjoyable resource. Permitting is required for septic systems and all shoreline development projects on Cedar Creek Lake, Richland Chambers Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Bridgeport to ensure that the practices utilized are protective of both human health and the water quality in the lake.

 

Reservoir Protection

Permits, Applications and Ordinances

Eutrophication of reservoirs through increased nutrient loads is a concern on almost all Texas reservoirs. The District has proactively worked with TCEQ to develop watershed rules for the reservoirs it uses for water supply to require nutrient controls on point source discharges within the watershed.