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Free Financial, Managerial, and Technical Assistance for Public Water and Wastewater Systems

The TCEQ offers contracted assistance at no charge for water and wastewater systems. We can help you prevent and address financial, managerial, and technical operational problems; and perform consolidation and capacity assessments and technical training.

Why is the TCEQ offering free help?

It is important for your public water and wastewater systems to remain financially, managerially, and technically sound so that you can provide clean and safe drinking water and wastewater services.

Our professional contractors can provide help tailored to your specific needs. Without this help, your water or wastewater system might fall out of compliance with regulations that protect human health and the environment.

On-site Assistance

We can provide free, one-on-one, on-site support and education on a wide variety of topics to improve your public drinking water and wastewater systems. If your system is experiencing operational difficulties, this could help you avoid regulatory compliance violations. You may request assistance for any number of the tasks you need to accomplish.

The TCEQ can help your system with these tasks. Assignment Task List Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Submit this form to request help with these tasks. On-site Assistance Form (TCEQ-20167C) Microsoft Word Document

Capacity Assessment

This assessment, required if you’re applying for certain types of funding from the Texas Water Development Board, outlines your system’s strengths and identifies areas in need of improvement.

Our contractor will meet with your system’s staff to evaluate the financial, managerial, and technical capabilities of your system. Free on-site assistance is offered following this assessment to help your system meet or maintain regulatory compliance. For help, please submit the following form or contact us.

Capacity Assessment Form (TCEQ-20167A) Microsoft Word Document

Consolidation Assessment

If your system is struggling, the TCEQ can help you consider if consolidation with a neighboring system could solve long-running problems. We offer this assessment for officials or owners of systems who are considering consolidating as a way to get out of the water or wastewater business.

We can assign a contractor to look at the feasibility of two or more systems working together, possibly to the point of a merger. If we determine that consolidation is feasible and recommended, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) can assist you and the other parties throughout the process to completion.

Submit this form if you’re considering consolidation. Consolidation Assessment Form (TCEQ-20167B) Microsoft Word Document

Technical Training Workshops

Take advantage of free, hands-on training for your water system’s staff. TCEQ contractors deliver these workshops covering a variety of technical topics. Student materials for these technical training workshops are posted below, but we encourage all interested public water system staff to contact us for on-site, instructor-led training.

Workshops for All Public Water Systems

Workshops for Surface Water Treatment Plants

Submit this form to register for a workshop. Drinking Water Operator Training Form (TCEQ-20167D) Microsoft Word Document

Funding Help

We can help you locate and apply for funding. For one-on-one help, please submit the following form.

On-site Assistance Form (TCEQ-20167C) Microsoft Word Document

Additional Funding Resources

How to Submit Assistance Request Forms or Contact Us

If you operate a water or wastewater system and would like to arrange for financial, managerial, or technical assistance, please fill out and submit by e-mail any of the above forms for the type of assistance you need. If you have any questions, please contact our staff:

Phone: (512) 239-4691

E-mail:

Get Help from the Public Utility Commission

Additional financial and managerial assistance is available to water and wastewater utilities through the Public Utility Commission. Please visit the PUC website Exit the TCEQ, call (512) 936-7405, or email .

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