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Lead and Copper Program for Drinking Water

How to test for lead and copper. Community and non-transient, non-community public water systems can use these forms and instructions to comply with monitoring and reporting rules. Public water system customers can learn more about their water quality and how to submit samples to test for lead and copper.


Texas Drinking Water Watch

Use this searchable database of analytical results, schedules and violations to learn more about the quality of your drinking water and your public water system's compliance with state and federal regulations.

2014 Systems and Instructions

Public water systems scheduled to sample in 2014, required number of tap sample sites and instructions for labeling and submitting tap water samples to the laboratory:

Forms for Sampling Lead and Copper in Tap Water

Use these forms for determining sample sites and chain of custody.

Laboratory Information

Information for laboratories assisting public water systems with analyzing their lead and copper tap water samples.

  • TCEQ NELAP Accreditation Program pdf.gif: Laboratories accredited by the State of Texas under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • Bottle Requirements: One liter plastic bottle.
  • Accepted Sampling Methods pdf.gif: Analytical Methods Approved for Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring of Inorganic Contaminants Exit the TCEQ
  • Electronic Sampling Requirements: Contact the TCEQ Lead Copper Program Coordinator for electronic sampling requirements, including "Sample" reporting database.

Water Quality Parameter Testing

Use these forms for testing water quality parameters under the Lead and Copper Rule

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What to Do if You Have Lead or Copper in Your Drinking Water

Useful information for public water systems that exceed lead or copper action levels.