About Us

The LRGV TPDES Stormwater Task Force

The primary goal of the LTSTF project is to develop and implement a regional SWMP to comply with Phase II regulations. In 2006, the LTSTF modified its mission to include stormwater quality management approaches to address broader water quality and watershed issues, particularly those associated with the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership (ACWP), a local Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)-related organization.

Research Applied Technology Education & Service – RATES

RATES is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profits chartered in Texas and formed to promote and coordinate the collaborative and cooperative use of technology by and among colleges, high schools, community school districts, public and school libraries, health care facilities, government offices, businesses, health and educational professionals other educational and community services organizations and community residents for the benefit of the collaborating organizations, their clients, and community residents of the Rio Grande Valley.