Spill Response

The Edwards Aquifer Authority, in an effort to protect and preserve the region’s primary groundwater supply, requires notification of certain spills of regulated materials that occur over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

In addition, the EAA may make recommendations to state and local authorities and third parties regarding the level and type of response to certain types of spill that could threaten the water quality of the Edwards Aquifer.  In such a situation, the EAA’s role is that of a cooperative resource.  However, the EAA reserves the ability to take all appropriate actions to cease or prevent the pollution of the Edwards Aquifer.

Further information on the EAA’s Spill Reporting rules can be found Under Chapter 713, Subchapter E, of the EAA rules. Download the Report of a Spill or Unintentional Discharge Form.

If you have any questions related to this new rule, please contact Ms. Emily Thompson, CHMM, Sr. Water Quality Program Coordinator, at (210) 222-2204 or (800) 292-1047.