Oil and Gas Facilities: Water Compliance Information
Water Compliance Information
- Regulation of Oil and Gas Construction Activities under EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Stormwater
- Water Rights–Any activity intending to divert, impound, take or use surface water, or begin construction for the above-listed activities must be permitted by the TCEQ prior to commencement.
- Groundwater–Texas groundwater is managed by regional Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCDs) under the Texas Water Development Board.
- Groundwater Conservation Districts–This website has a link to a map of the GCDs as well as links to contact information.
- Texas Groundwater Protection Committee Oil, Gas & Mining
- Dam Safety–When a person proposes to conduct certain activities near a dam, the owner of the dam or our executive director may request that the person have a professional engineer perform an evaluation to determine if the integrity of the dam would be compromised.
- Reclaimed Water–Without access to sewer service, you must obtain other authorization to discharge wastewater. Use the following links to determine if the Industrial Reclaimed Water Reuse Permit is right for you.
- Application to Use Industrial Reclaimed Water
- Instructions for Application to Use Industrial Reclaimed Water
- Operators should pay particular attention to the options allowed under the 30 TAC 210E.
- Requirements for Reclaimed Water-Questions and answers on common municipal and industrial reclaimed water issues.
- Public Water System–You may meet the TCEQ definition of a “Public Water System” if you supply water for drinking, hand washing, dish washing, cooking, or bathing to 15 connections or more or 25 people or more, for at least 60 days out of the year. Public Water Systems must comply with TCEQ’s regulations.
- RV Parks: Am I Regulated? (RG-499)–A resource to determine if activities at an RV Park are regulated by the TCEQ.
- You're a PWS...Now What? (RG-496)–A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.
- Public Water Supply: Compliance Resources
- On-Site Sewage Facilities–Wastewater treatment facilities, including on-site sewage facilities (septic systems), are regulated by the TCEQ or a local authority.
- Transporter and Hauler requirements –Common questions and answers for
Please click on one of the following links for more information about oil and gas compliance.