Water Compliance Resources
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Public Water Supply: Compliance Resources — Information, guidance, and forms for public water systems in Texas.
Obtaining Approval for a New or Existing Public Water System
- Water and Wastewater Funding Sources — View a list of financial assistance programs for water and wastewater projects.
Drought Planning for Public Water Systems
- Drought and Public Water Systems — Information about water use restrictions, drought contingency planning, and water conservation.
Asset Management for Public Water Systems
- 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 for planning and operation.
Water at Your R.V. Park or Temporary Housing Site
- RV Parks: Am I Regulated (RG-499) — How to comply with TCEQ rules at your RV park.
Sampling, Record Keeping and Reporting
- Security Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide for Water Systems - This Security Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide is designed to help small water systems determine possible vulnerable components and identify security measures that should be considered. This document is designed particularly for systems that serve populations of 3,300 or fewer.
- Emergency Response Planning for Public Drinking Water Systems - Preparing an emergency response plan (ERP) is an essential part of managing a drinking water system.
- Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (RG-530) – A five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small wastewater systems understand and comply with rules and develop plans to manage and operate a sustainable utility.
- Wastewater Treatment Plants — Provides reporting and compliance information for wastewater treatment plants, including wastewater compliance spreadsheets and compliance tools.
- Troubleshooting Bacteria Effluent from Wastewater Treatment Plants (RG-515) — regulatory guidance to help wastewater systems minimize bacteria in effluent
Notification Forms and Reporting
- Water Quality Noncompliance Notification (TCEQ-00501) (PDF) — form to notify the TCEQ of a water quality noncompliance or unauthorized discharge
- Accidental Discharge or Spill Monthly Summary Form (TCEQ-20756) (DOCX) — form to report any single, accidental discharge or spill of treated or untreated domestic wastewater that occurs at a wastewater treatment or collection system owned or operated by a local government
- Public Notification Form for Wastewater Discharges (TCEQ-20627) (DOCX) — form to notify the public that an unauthorized discharge has occurred
- EPA NPDES Reporting Requirement Handbook — Walks users through how to report using DMRs
- Reporting on Monthly Effluent Report (MER) Forms — Resources for small business owners and local governments who have state-only (non TPDES) wastewater permits
Wastewater Compliance Spreadsheets and Tools
- Geometric Mean Calculator for Wastewater — Interactive calculator to compute the geometric mean on a set of numbers to assist with completion of discharge monitoring reports (DMR) for domestic wastewater facilities.
- Minor Discharge - Rectangular Weir with End Contractions
- Minor Discharge V-Notch Weir
- Texas Land Application Permits (TLAP) - Rectangular Weir with End Contractions
- TLAP V-Notch Weir
- On-Site Sewage Facilities — Information on permitting a Septic System
- Check the status of your stormwater permit online.
- Industrial Stormwater General Permit - Industrial facilities with an applicable Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code that discharge stormwater into a storm drain system or to surface waters in the state of Texas must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.
- Construction Stormwater General Permit - Operators of construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.
- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) – MS4s consist of a conveyance or system of conveyances, including roads with drainage systems, streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, human-made channels, or storm drains. MS4s with Urbanized Areas must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.
- Pesticides General Permit: Am I Regulated? - Those applying certain pesticides in, over, or near waters of the United States (U.S.) in Texas must comply with permitting requirements.
Aggregate Production Operations
- Dirt, Sand, and Rock Quarries and Aggregate Processing Plants: Compliance Resources - If you own or operate a rock quarry, gravel pit, borrow pit, or similar aggregate production operation, you may be required to register with the TCEQ as an Aggregate Production Operation.
- Edwards Aquifer: Compliance Resources — Information and resources for small-business owners and local governments planning any construction activity over the Edwards Aquifer in Texas.
- Edwards Aquifer Protection Program — Tools, guidance and other information regarding the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program which serves to regulate activities, including construction, that have the potential for polluting the Edwards Aquifer.
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.