Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (RG-530)
Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (Entire Document)
This guide helps owners and operators understand and comply with the rules, and develop tools to plan for, manage, and operate a sustainable utility. You can download the entire document or view the individual parts as outlined below.
Introduction to a five-part guide for anyone involved in the management or operation of a small wastewater utility. Helps owners and operators understand and comply with the rules, and develop tools to plan for, manage, and operate a sustainable utility.
Part A. Asset Management (RG-530a)
Part A includes worksheets and instructions to help you conduct an inventory of the wastewater system’s resources; prioritize repairs and replacements; plan for future needs; and develop a budget.
Part B. Sustainable Systems (RG-530b)
Part B provides information and resources to manage your system more efficiently through energy assessments and energy-efficient improvements, water conservation, and public participation programs. It includes information about managing your influent through pretreatment, and it provides a roadmap to help ensure sustainability.
Part C. Operation and Maintenance (RG-530c)
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-530d)
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-530e)
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.
- — 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.
- Wastewater Treatment Plants: Compliance Resources
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.