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Wastewater Evaporation Ponds: Am I Regulated?

If you plan to dispose of wastewater by evaporation from ponds or surface impoundments adjacent to water in the state, you need an environmental permit. The two types of permits available for this activity are a general permit or an individual permit.

If you generate wastewater from industrial or water treatment facilities, and you plan to dispose of this wastewater by evaporation adjacent to water in the state of Texas, you might qualify for coverage under General Permit WQG100000 Microsoft Word Document.

This general permit does not authorize land application of wastewater adjacent to water in the state or discharge of wastewater into water in the state. If you think, after reading the permit, that this general permit might be appropriate for you, continue to Applying for Coverage under the Wastewater Evaporation General Permit WQG100000 to learn more and see how to apply.

If you don't qualify for the Wastewater Evaporation General Permit WQG100000, you must apply for an individual permit to dispose of wastewater by evaporation from ponds or surface impoundments adjacent to water in the state of Texas.

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