On-Site Sewage Facilities Program
LCRA On-Site Sewage Facility Rules
Get an OSSF permit
Get approved for continued use
Frequently asked questions
Sewage facility fee schedule
LCRA’s refund policy
LCRA’s On-Site Sewage Facilities Program includes the inspection and licensing of OSSF systems near the Highland Lakes.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality designated LCRA as an authorized agent to administer its on-site sewage facility rules and standards within LCRA’s jurisdiction under Chapter 341 and Chapter 366 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The rules limit pollution and help protect water quality in the Highland Lakes. LCRA also has the authority to operate regulatory programs under Section 8503.004 (q) of the LCRA Enabling Legislation.
The OSSF program was LCRA’s first water quality program. Since September 1971, LCRA has regulated the installation and operation of on-site sewage facilities within a 2,200-foot zone around the upper Highland Lakes and in a 2,000-foot zone around Lake Travis.
Submit questions, comments or complaints through Contact LCRA.
How do I appeal a permit decision? View the LCRA On-Site Sewage Facilities Program Appeals Process.
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays)
Marble Falls office
2643 N. Wirtz Dam Road
Marble Falls, TX 78654
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
1:30 to 3 p.m. (except holidays)
- State on-site sewage facility requirements
- Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 366, On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems
- TCEQ searchable list of licensed OSSF and irrigation professionals.
- TCEQ rules for public water systems. Refer to Section 290.44(e) for waterline and sewer line crossings.
- Animated Septic System Training Module – Learn how septic systems function.
- On-site sewage facility program overview