TGPC Nonpoint Source Task Force

On April 22, 2015, the Nonpoint Source Task Force was deactivated and its responsibilities and focus areas were incorporated into the Groundwater Issues Subcommittee. The information below is maintained as a historical record. Please note that this webpage is not regularly maintained and some of the links under the Additional Resources heading may now be broken.

Purpose and Projects
Additional Resources
Subcommittee Meetings

Subcommittee Purpose and Projects

The purpose of the Nonpoint Source (NPS) Task Force was to facilitate and formalize the groundwater NPS program in Texas and to provide support and guidance for the groundwater NPS management policy of the state. The primary goal of the Task Force was to prevent/abate NPS pollution of groundwater.

The Task Force was charged with ensuring consistency of activities with the Texas NPS Management Plan and the Groundwater Protection Plan. The Task Force provided input for the Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program Annual Report to the EPA; updated the state NPS assessment of groundwater conditions and NPS management strategy for groundwater resources; facilitated the review and submission of NPS project proposals for the annual EPA Clean Water Act, Section 319 (h) funding cycle; and provided input related to groundwater to the TSSWCB and the TCEQ for their management plans.

A more detailed explanation of the Task Force’s goals was provided in its Task Force Charge.

Additional Resources

The following links are provided to assist in identifying potential nonpoint source pollution issues affecting groundwater in the state.


Details about the statewide water well databases can be found on the TGPC Water Wells webpage, WaterWells.
Details about the TCEQ IPD can be found on the TGPC Pesticides webpage, Pesticides.



Well Testing Resources

Education Materials

Subcommittee Meetings

The Nonpoint Source Task Force was comprised of interested TGPC member agencies and individuals. The Task Force met on an as-needed basis. Meetings were open to the public.

Meeting Records