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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.

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CT Study Information
A Concentration-Time (CT) study is a formal determination of the disinfectant concentrations and the effective contact time provided by a given treatment plant.
Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Request Form
The Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) Request form must be completed and submitted when an individual filter has confirmed effluent turbidity readings above 2.0 NTU on two separate occasions during any consecutive two months. The SWMOR spreadsheet automatically determines if a CPE is needed.
Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Request Form Example
The Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) Request form must be completed and submitted when an individual filter has confirmed effluent turbidity readings above 2.0 NTU on two separate occasions during any consecutive two months. The SWMOR spreadsheet automatically determines if a CPE is needed. This file is an example of a completed CPE Request form.
Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Request Form and Instructions
The Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) Request form must be completed and submitted when an individual filter has confirmed effluent turbidity readings above 2.0 NTU on two separate occasions during any consecutive two months. The SWMOR spreadsheet automatically determines if a CPE is needed. This file contains the CPE Request form, an example of a completed CPE Request form, and instructions.
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).
Issuing Boil Water Notices for Turbidity above 5.0 NTU
Boil Water Notice and Acute Surface Water Turbidity Violation Notice
Lab Approval Form and Instructions
Public water systems must submit this lab form to be approved to analyze the following analytes themselves: turbidity, pH, temperature, TOC, UV, alkalinity, disinfectant, chlorite (at point of entry), calcium and/or phosphate.
Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
Information regarding the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) Cryptosporidium monitoring for public water systems.
Monthly Summary of Multiple Microbiological Results for a Public Water System
Form for submitting monthly summary of multiple microbiological results for a public water system
Public Water System Monitoring Plans
How to comply with requirements for monitoring plans for public water systems in Texas. Link to sample plan and instructions.
SWMOR "Classic" in Excel
Direct link to Microsoft Excel file for producing the surface water monthly operating report required of surface water treatment plants. Path to this item is /goto/swmor/classic
TOP MOR Form
Texas Optimization Program Monthly Operating Report
TOP Participation and Requirements
Requirements that must be met to participate in the TOP.
TOPMOR Form and Instructions
Texas Optimization Program Monthly Operating Report and form instructions
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.
Turbidity Boil Water Notification
Procedure to follow to issue boil water notice for high turbidity in treated surface water.
UCMR: Monitoring Unregulated Contaminants in Drinking Water
EPA program to monitor 25 contaminants from 2008 through 2010. Information for participating water systems.
Water Treatment Plant Recycling Practices Report
All water systems that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUI), practice conventional or direct filtration, and recycle spent filter backwash, thickener supernatant, or liquids from dewatering processes must complete and submit this Water Treatment Plant Recycling Practices Report (RPR) to notify us that they recycle.
Water Treatment Plant Recycling Practices Report Example
All water systems that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUI), practice conventional or direct filtration, and recycle spent filter backwash, thickener supernatant, or liquids from dewatering processes must complete and submit this Water Treatment Plant Recycling Practices Report (RPR) to notify us that they recycle. This example shows a completed RPR.