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Water Compliance Resources

List of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and Edwards Aquifer resources for small businesses and local governments.

Drinking Water  |  Wastewater  |  Water Quality  |   Edwards Aquifer

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Drinking Water

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 Funding

Drought Planning for Public Water Systems

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

Sampling, Record Keeping and Reporting


Notification forms and reporting

Wastewater Compliance Spreadsheets and Tools

Septic Systems

Water Quality


  • 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.

Pesticide Applications

Aggregate Production Operations

Edwards Aquifer

    • 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 ProgramTools, 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

Water Updates

Water and Wastewater Funding Sources
View a list of financial assistance programs for water and wastewater projects.

Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (RG-530) – A five-part series helping operators of small wastewater systems manage a sustainable utility.

Important information