Operating a Public Water System
Your source of water and all the equipment and pipes between it and the customer's meter--how to operate it to ensure the protection of public health.
Am I a Public Water System?"
Find out if you are a PWS and, if so, what requirements you must meet.
TCEQ Water Utility Database (WUD) Data, reports, maps, and reference materials of use to water districts and other water utilities in Texas.
Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems Links to rules for operating a public water system.
Is My Public Water System Affected by the DBP2 and LT2 Rules? Use this list to find out whether TCEQ data have assigned your PWS to the correct group for implementation of the new Disinfection Byproduct Stage 2 and Long Term 2 rules.
Am I a "Public Water System"? If you supply water to other people, even if it's bottled, you might be a public water system (PWS). Find out if you are a PWS and, if so, what requirements you must meet.
Drinking Water: Consumer Concerns Low pressure? Poor service? Is your water cloudy or colored? Does it smell bad? Is your supply contaminated? Identify the problem. Find out if it could affect your health. Learn more about notices or reports from your supplier.
Topics Under This Category:
Controlling Nitrification in Chloraminating Water Systems How to detect and prevent the formation of nitrites and nitrates from residual chloramine disinfectant or free ammonia in a water distribution system.
Cross-Connection Control Program Information for public water systems and their customers on identifying potential cross connections and preventing contamination from backflow into drinking-water systems.
Forms, Instructions, and Guidance for Surface Water Monthly Operating Reports (SWMORs) Each public water system that operates a surface water treatment plant to produce drinking water from surface water, or from groundwater that is under the direct influence of surface water, must submit monthly data to the TCEQ. This page tells system operators how to choose the correct version of the Surface Water Monthly Operating Report (SWMOR).
Preparing Your Public Water System for a Natural Disaster Tips to follow before a natural disaster strikes to ensure that your public water system suffers as little interruption of service as possible.
Public Water Supply Supervision Program The TCEQ's responsibility and authority for regulating public water systems.
Public Water Supply: Compliance Resources Information, guidance, and forms for public water systems in Texas.
Requesting an Exception to Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems A public water system (PWS) that does not meet a TCEQ design standard may request an exception by proposing another way it can meet the intent of the rules. We review each exception request to ensure that, if granted, the PWS will still deliver safe drinking water to its customers at adequate pressures.
Rules and Guidance for Public Water Systems Lists the principal rules and related guidance for operators of public water systems in Texas.
Technical Guidance for Public Water System Operators and Engineers How to submit plans for public water system facilities. How to request an exception to design or capacity rules. Guidance documents describing how TCEQ handles technical issues.
What is a Sanitary Survey? A sanitary survey provides guidance for an operator to determine if a water treatment plant is in good working order.