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Total Coliform Rule Program Award

The TCR award recognizes systems that have successfully complied with the Total Coliform Rule without a single violation for 24 consecutive months.

In achieving this consistent level of compliance with the Total Coliform Rule, these systems are doing an exceptional job of protecting public health.


To receive this recognition, the public water system must meet these criteria:

  • was an active public water system for each of the 24 consecutive months during calendar years 2011 and 2012
  • had no Total Coliform Rule violations during that 24-month period

In other words, to receive the 2011–2012 TCR award, a system must have been active and had no TCR violations from January 2011 through December 2012.

Winners of the 2011–2012 Total Coliform Rule Program Award

A total of 5,389 water systems in Texas are recognized in our list of systems earning the 2011–2012 Total Coliform Rule Program Award. (PDF file. Help with PDF.)

Congratulations to each of these water systems!

This award will be presented every two years based on compliance during the previous two calendar years. The current award cycle is for calendar years 2011 and 2012; awards for this cycle were presented at the 2013 PDW Conference. The next award cycle will be for calendar years 2013 and 2014 and awards for this cycle will be presented at the PDW Conference in 2015.

How Can My PWS Become Eligible for This Award?

Achieving this level of consistency in complying with the Total Coliform Rule is a significant accomplishment. If you need help determining actions your water system can take to improve its TCR compliance, contact our Public Drinking Water staff and ask to speak to a member of the Drinking Water Protection Team.