Lead and Copper Program for Drinking Water
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:
- 2014 6M1 List (PWS required to conduct standard sampling from Jan. 1 - Jun. 30, 2014) Instructions
- 2014 RED List (PWS required to conduct reduced sampling from Jun.1 - Sep. 30, 2014) Instructions for systems receiving bottles and Instructions for systems not receiving bottles
- 2014 6M2 List (PWS required to conduct standard sampling from Jul. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014)
- Give homeowners these instructions on how to collect a tap water sample and submit it to a public water system.
Forms for Sampling Lead and Copper in Tap Water
Use these forms for determining sample sites and chain of custody.
- Tap Water Sample Site Selection Form : Use to determine sample pool
- Tap Water Sample Selection Form: Accompanies sample bottle to laboratory
- Lead Consumer Notification Form : Used to report and certify customer lead results after the public water system receives their analytical results back from their laboratory
Information for laboratories assisting public water systems with analyzing their lead and copper tap water samples.
- TCEQ NELAP Accreditation Program : Laboratories accredited by the State of Texas under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
- Bottle Requirements: One liter plastic bottle.
- Accepted Sampling Methods : Analytical Methods Approved for Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring of Inorganic Contaminants
- 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
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.
- Corrosion Control Study Form and Instructions : Treatment recommendations for small and medium public water systems
- Requirements for public education about lead exceedances for public water systems that are:
- TCEQ Lead Brochure : Information for public water systems to share with their customers who have concerns about lead in drinking water
- Lead and Copper Health Effects : Information on the short- and long-terms effects of consuming water that contains lead or copper