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Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems

Find information on required report forms and instructions, and where and how often to send reports.

Monitoring and Reporting for Surface Water Systems
Monitoring and reporting that you must do to confirm that your surface water system is providing safe drinking water. Public notifications of violations. Consumer confidence reports. Forms, instructions, and guidance.

Emergency Preparedness Plan Template Page for Water Systems in Harris and Fort Bend Counties
Many water systems with customers in Harris and Fort Bend Counties must create an emergency preparedness plan (EPP) and then submit the EPP for our review. To help these systems comply with this requirement, we have created an EPP shell and these instructions for completing it.

Revised Total Coliform Rule
The Total Coliform Rule requires all public water systems to monitor water in the distribution system for the presence of total coliform. Scroll down for forms to be used by TCEQ-accredited labs when reporting the results of analyzing samples from a public water system for coliform.

Radionuclide Testing for Interim Approval of Well Completion
Required testing, required checklists, and other information for completing a well interim approval.

Public Notifications

Public Notice to Boil Water (in English)
Template for mandatory language for public notice to boil water because of known or suspected contamination of supply. Add incident- and system-specific information to obtain the complete notice. Links to step-by-step instructions for complying with public notice rules. Links to same template in Spanish.

Public Notice to Boil Water (in Spanish)
Template for mandatory language in Spanish for public notice to boil water because of known or suspected contamination of supply. Add incident- and system-specific information to obtain the complete notice. Links to step-by-step instructions for complying with public notice rules. Links to same template in English.

Notifying Customers of Blending Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants
Use this sample wording to complete the required notices if your PWS plans to blend or currently blends free chlorine and chloramines as residual disinfectants. Notices must be distributed to your retail customers, the community, and your wholesale customers at least 14 days before the change occurs.

Public Notification Language When Converting to Chloramines (In English)
This is the mandatory public notification language that must be sent out to customers (retail and wholesale) at least 14 days prior to initially converting the distribution residual from free chlorine to chloramines.

Public Notification Language When Converting to Chloramines (In Spanish)
This is the Spanish version of the mandatory public notification language that must be sent out to customers (retail and wholesale) at least 14 days prior to initially converting the distribution residual from free chlorine to chloramines.