Watershed Management

Division Overview

 

The Watershed Management Division provides services associated with water quality protection, storm water management, and endangered species habitat protection. The Watershed Management Team is responsible for the following programs: 

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater Management Program


The City of New Braunfels implements a stormwater management program to protect water quality in our local waterways and to comply with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) MS4 permit requirements. The City of New Braunfels' Storm Water Management Plan identifies several water quality protection measures currently being implemented throughout the community. These measures include Public Education and Outreach, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Stormwater Management, Stormwater Management for Areas of New Development, and Pollution Prevention Management for Municipal Operations.

Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP)


The Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan is a regional effort intended to
provide assurance that endangered species habitat is protected at both Comal and San Marcos springs. The EAHCP includes measures to ensure adequate springflow at Comal
and San Marcos springs and to protect endangered species habitat in the Comal and San Marcos River systems. Additional information regarding EAHCP projects occurring within the Comal River system can be found on the City of New Braunfels' EAHCP page (see Habitat Conservation Plan menu tab at left) or at the link below. 

Watershed Protection Planning


The City of New Braunfels, along with the Edwards Aquifer Authority, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and local stakeholders, is currently developing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to address bacteria concerns in the Dry Comal Creek and Comal River watersheds. The WPP will  identify management measures that can be implemented to reduce bacteria loading to both the Dry Comal Creek and the Comal River. Follow the Watershed Protection Plan menu tab on the left to find out more. 
 
Report a Spill or Water Quality Concern:
To report a spill or other water quality concern, p
lease use our Report a Spill or
Water Quality Concern
form or contact the Watershed Team by phone at
(830) 221-4020. You may also use these methods of communication to request information pertaining to past spills or other illicit discharges.