Public Water Supply: Compliance Resources
- What’s New in TCEQ Rules?
- Public Drinking Water Regulations, 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 290, Subchapters D–H
- Water Districts –Information about creating, funding, or managing a Water District in Texas.
Obtaining Approval for a New or Existing Public Water System
- Managing Small Public Water Systems (RG-501) A five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation.
- Public Water System Chemical Sampling and Monitoring Frequency
- Technical Guidance for Public Water System Operators and Engineers
- Sign Template for Public Water Systems
Reporting to TCEQ & the Public
- Public Notification Language for Drinking Water Contaminants
- Public Notice to Boil Water (in English and Spanish)
- Public Water Supplier Response to Loss of Pressure Flowchart
- Consumer Confidence Reports
- Drought Contingency Plan
- Record Keeping – These records are required to be available at the time of inspection of public water systems.
Operator Licensing & Requirements
- Public Water System Operators: What Applicants for Licensing Need to Know
- Search Licensing or Registration Information
- Water and Wastewater Funding Sources — View a list of financial assistance programs for water and wastewater projects.
- How to Develop a Monitoring Plan for a Public Water System
- Customer Service Inspection Model – A tool to assist public water supplies with outsourcing customer service inspections.
- Water Tank Inspection Form – 30 TAC 290.46(m)(1) requires documentation of annual ground, elevated, and pressure storage tank maintenance inspections.
- Special Precautions Flowchart: Responding to a Loss of Pressure in Your Distribution System
- Compliance Checklists
- Sample Operations and Maintenance Manual
- Water District Database
Publications & Guidance Documents
- Rules and Guidance Documents for Public Water Systems
- You're a Public Water System…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.
- Managing Small Public Water Systems (RG-501) – A five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation.
- Small Business & Local Government Assistance toll free hotline 1-800-447-2827
- www.Texas EnviroHelp.org – Resources specifically tailored to help small businesses and local governments comply with environmental regulations
- Assistance for Public Water and Wastewater Systems – free financial, managerial, and technical assistance
- Texas Water Development Board
- Texas Water/Wastewater Response Network (TXWARN)
- Delinquent Fees
- Fees, Standards, and Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems
- Fees for Public Water Systems 30 TAC 290.51
- Water Conservation Plans, Drought Contingency Plans, Guidelines and Requirements, 30 Texas Administrative Code 288
- TCEQ Drought Contingency Planning
- What to Do in a Water Crisis
Where can I find more information and assistance?
The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.