Consumer Confidence Report Covering 2013
The template you generate online is not a complete CCR. It is your responsibility to make sure the report you send your customers is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted to TCEQ and contains all information required in 30 TAC 290 Subchapter H: Consumer Confidence Reports.
To create your template for your Consumer Confidence Report, follow these steps:
- Go to TCEQ CCR Generator
- Type your 7 digit Public Water System ID or find your system name in the field labeled Enter or Select Water System
- Select the year of the report you would like to create
- Select the report format - PDF, RTF or DOC (MS Word)
- Select Generate Report
- Select Save As, to save the report to your computer or you can open the document and then save
- Follow the Important Information Section on the template to complete your CCR. Once you are finished with your report make sure you delete the Important Information Section. You may have to increase the size of the tables in order for all required language to be seen.
- Review the Correction to Gross Alpha Compliance below. This will not apply to all systems.
- Make sure that the template includes your most recent results for Lead and Copper. You can check this by going to Drinking Water Watch and looking at the data under the PbCu Summaries.
- Review Subchapter H of Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code to ensure you have all required content.
Each community water system shall certify to the TCEQ that the report has been distributed and that the information in the report is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted to the TCEQ. This certification and a copy of the report must be mailed to TCEQ by July 1 of every year, 30 TAC §290.274(c).
We provide an online template generator as a courtesy to assist you with preparing your Consumer Confidence Report.
If you have questions concerning the report, please call the Drinking Water Quality Team at 512/239-4691 or email PWSCCR@tceq.texas.gov. When you contact TCEQ please make sure that you reference the PWS Name and ID number.
Correction to Gross Alpha Compliance sample results:
What you need to do:
Make sure your report contains the correct data for "Gross Alpha excluding radon and uranium."
You can do this by going to the Drinking Water Watch website (DWW) and getting correct, complete results information for 'Gross Alpha excluding radon and uranium' analyte number 4000 detected in 2013.
On the DWW website enter your PWS ID and then select: 'Chemical Results: Sort by: Code'.
When the next screen loads, search for analyte: '4000.'
If the number '4000' is not listed on that screen, your system did not have a detect for Gross Alpha excluding radon and uranium, so you do not have to report anything on it.
If the number '4000' is listed, click on that number to retrieve and then record the correct results in your template.
The 2013 CCR template is pulling the results from both "4000 - Gross Alpha excluding radon and uranium" and “4002 – Gross Alpha including radon and uranium”.
Water Loss to be Reported on the TCEQ Consumer Confidence Report
During the 2013 83rd Regular Legislative Session, House Bill (HB) 1461 was passed and became effective on September 1, 2013. HB 1461 requires any retail public utility that is required to file a water loss audit with Texas Water Development Board to notify its customers of the most recent water loss reported in the water loss audit. You can view HB 1461 online at www.capitol.state.tx.us. HB 1461 provides retail public utilities with the following options to notify its customers of the reported water loss:
- On the next annual CCR, due July 1 to the TCEQ, delivered after the water loss audit is filed, or
- On the next bill the customer receives after the water loss audit is filed.
If you are required by the TCEQ to complete an annual CCR and chose to include the water loss on your next CCR, please include the following items:
- the water lost as reported in the water loss audit, and
- the time period over which the water loss occurred.
Example: In the water loss audit submitted to the Texas Water Development Board for the time period of Jan-Dec 2013, our system lost an estimated _____ gallons of water. If you have any questions about the water loss audit please call [PWS phone number].
If you have any other questions about how the amount of water lost should appear on your CCR please contact the Public Drinking Water Section.
If you have any questions about the water loss audit please contact the Texas Water Development Board at 512-463-7847 or visit the Water Loss Audit webpage.