Spill Reporting

To protect and preserve the region’s primary groundwater supply, the EAA requires notification of spills of regulated materials (PDF) 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 spills that could threaten the aquifer’s water quality. In such situations, 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 aquifer.

More information regarding the EAA’s spill reporting rules can be found under Chapter 713, Subchapter E, of the EAA rules (PDF). Download the Report of a Spill or Unintentional Discharge Form.

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