Establishing a New Public Water System
Simplified overview of the essential points to consider in establishing a new public water system.
Presents options for determining whether anyone supplies drinking water to your area and, if so, who. Links to related content.
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How to use our database to find out whether an operator's certification is up to date, including current continuing education credits.
How to use our database to find out whether a water operations company has a current registration.
Required testing, required checklists, and other information for completing a well interim approval.
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.
Information about submitting your plans to TCEQ to be reviewed before construction begins. List of plans under review and estimated review timelines.
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.