Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Ordinance: Lake Travis, TX
This model ordinance, developed by the Lower Colorado River Authority, is designed to protect Lake Travis, a reservoir on the Colorado River in central Texas. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect public health, insure the availability of safe drinking water and prevent the degradation of the water supply in the reservoir through the regulation of nonpoint source pollution.
This ordinance is an example that can be used by communities interested in establishing ordinances to protect local reservoirs and is broken into five sections. The ordinance first defines appropriate terms, then lists authorized activities and establishes a permitting system for the area subject to the ordinance. It ends with a discussion of performance standards for development in the area subject to the ordinance.