Technical Guidance for Public Water System Operators and Engineers
Use this list to find out whether TCEQ data have assigned your PWS to the correct group for implementation of the new Disinfection Byproduct Stage 2 and Long Term 2 rules.
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.
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After a flood, drinking water sources may be contaminated - - be safe before you drink the water.
In order to produce bottled water in Texas, the system must meet PWS requirements; this gives information about those rules.
How to detect and prevent the formation of nitrites and nitrates from residual chloramine disinfectant or free ammonia in a water distribution system.
How to register for webcasts, teleconferences, and other events set up to provide training on the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBP2) and Long Term 2 Rule (LT2).
Feasibility study information
Commonly used acronyms that may be found in TCEQ publications and forms, and on this Web site.
Basic information for public water systems about sampling and monitoring requirements.
This staff guidance has expired and is no longer in effect. In addition, all staff guidances are undergoing review and possible revision to meet current rules and regulations as well as agency standards to include standard operating procedures.
Information about TCEQ reviews of technical plans before construction begins. List of plans under review with estimated review timelines.
This summary was extracted from EPA's 182-page guidance for sanitary surveys.
Flowchart taken from 30 TAC Chapter 290 Subchapter D, Public Drinking Water Rules, to be followed by a public water supplier to determine appropriate response to loss of pressure in all or part of the water distribution system.
Guidance for determining which bleaches may be used for disinfecting water that is to be used for drinking, preparing foods, or other forms of consumption.
A sanitary survey provides guidance for an operator to determine if a water treatment plant is in good working order.
What to do and how to contact the TCEQ when immediate action is needed, as with loss of supply, loss of pressure, or contamination, regardless of the cause.