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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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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).

Surface Water Treatment Violation Report Form and Instructions

TOP Participation and Requirements
Requirements that must be met to participate in the TOP.

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.

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Alternative Disinfection

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 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
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. See the SWMOR Manual Adobe Acrobat PDF Document which includes full instructions in Chapter 6 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document for the FPR.

Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Request Form Example Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
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. This file is an example of a completed CPE Request form.

Filter Assessment Report for Individual Filters (in Excel)
Complete and submit the Filter Assessment Report (FAR) when an individual filter has confirmed effluent turbidity readings above 1.0 NTU on three separate occasions during any consecutive three months.

Filter Profile Report for Individual Filters (in Excel)
Complete and submit the Filter Profile Report (FPR) when an individual filter has confirmed effluent turbidity readings above 1.0 NTU.

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.

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.