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Domestic Wastewater Permits

This page contains a brief description of activities requiring Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permits and Texas Land Application Permits (TLAP) for the disposal of domestic wastewater.

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The discharge of treated domestic wastewater into or adjacent to water in the state must be authorized by the TCEQ.

Domestic facilities that dispose of treated effluent by discharge into waters in the state are required to obtain a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit.

Domestic facilities that dispose of treated effluent by land application (surface irrigation, evaporation, drainfields or subsurface land application) are required to obtain a Texas Land Application Permit (TLAP) permit.

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