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On-Site Sewage Facilities Program

OSSF program offices are currently closed to in-person transactions because of the coronavirus pandemic. For inquiries, please contact us at 512-578-3216 or [email protected]. Applications may be submitted online or by mail.

LCRA’s On-Site Sewage Facilities Program inspects and approves septic systems near the Highland Lakes.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality authorizes LCRA to implement 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 protect the health of those enjoying the Highland Lakes. LCRA also has the authority to operate regulatory programs under Section 8503.004 (q) of the LCRA Enabling Legislation.

The On-Site Sewage Facility 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.

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Submit questions, comments or complaints through Contact LCRA.

Read more information on the complaint process for this program. View 2019 complaint statistics.

How do I appeal a permit decision? View the LCRA On-Site Sewage Facilities Program Appeals Process.

Austin office
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

Phone: 512-578-3216 or
800-776-5272, ext. 3216
Fax: 512-578-3501
Email: [email protected]

Monday-Friday hours:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays)

Marble Falls office
2643 N. Wirtz Dam Road
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Phone: 512-578-3216 or
800-776-5272, ext. 3216

Monday-Friday hours:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
1:30 to 3 p.m. (except holidays)

Mailing addresses
LCRA
OSSF Program – L110
P.O. Box 220
Austin, TX 78767-0220

LCRA
OSSF Program
2643 N. Wirtz Dam Road
Marble Falls, TX 78654

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