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Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems

Report forms and instructions. Where to send reports. How often to send them.

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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.
New Forms for Reporting Total Coliform Rule Compliance
Forms to be used by TCEQ-accredited labs when reporting the results of analyzing samples from a public water system for coliform. These forms are to be used only by those labs that report results in hard copy.
Notifying Customers of a Change to Chloramine Disinfectant
Use this sample wording to complete the required notices when your PWS changes distribution disinfectant from free chlorine to chloramine. Notices must be distributed to your retail customers, the community, and your wholesale customers at least 14 days before the change occurs.
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.
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.
Radionuclide Testing for Interim Approval of Well Completion
Required testing, required checklists, and other information for completing a well interim approval.
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.