George O. Jackson

Promoting Water Quality

Carol Brejot
Houston Canoer

Throughout our state, more and more waterways are being added to the list of impaired waters each year.  This has led to a water quality restoration process that seeks to understand how much bacteria enters or regenerates in our bayous, the sources of the bacteria, the types of bacteria and their effects on humans and wildlife, and how bacteria loads from wastewater, stormwater and other sources can be reduced. In a fast growing urban area like Houston, it is critical that we understand our watersheds and the factors that affect water quality. Bayou Preservation Association is committed to solving water quality issues in our bayous and working with partners, policy makers and local governments.