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Managing Small Public Water Systems (RG-501)

This guide is for any person involved in the management or operation of a small public water system.

Managing Small Public Water Systems Guide

Introduction (RG-501)

Introduction to five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools for planning and operation. Discusses other modules; resources and information on ordering materials.

Part A. Asset Management (RG-501a)

Part A includes worksheets and instructions to help you conduct an inventory of the water system’s resources; prioritize repairs and replacements; plan for future needs; and develop a budget.

Part B. Source Assessment and Planning (RG-501b)

Part B explains how to identify your utility’s drinking-water source; follow best-management practices for sustaining your source; and identify options for alternative sources, if needed.

Part C. Operation and Maintenance (RG-501c)

Part C provides worksheets that help you create your own operation and maintenance manual for your utility and maps out a program for scheduling and performing preventive and general maintenance.

Part D. Compliance (RG-501d)

Part D describes the investigation and enforcement process; identifies the violations that can lead to fines and enforcement; presents enforcement scenarios for water systems; and provides tables that summarize the requirements for sampling, monitoring, and reporting.

Part E. Resources (RG-501e)

Part E includes a listing of resources that may help you as you create and carry out your asset management plan and conduct everyday operations at your facility.

Tools

Asset Management Spreadsheet

You can choose to use our electronic worksheets, which include individual tabs to help you inventory and prioritize assets, plan for maintenance, budget for improvements, and project revenue and expenses.

Water Level Measurement Video Exit the TCEQ

We partnered with the City of Canyon to produce a video, showing how to measure levels in a groundwater well. You can watch the video at the City’s webpage.