Consumer Confidence Reports: What's in Your Drinking Water?
December 2013/January 2014
Community water systems in Texas are required to file a report to their customers every year. Find out more about these reports, how to read them, and what to look for.
Maintaining Air Quality in the Eagle Ford Shale
The TCEQ works diligently to preserve air quality in the Eagle Ford Shale, while at the same time allowing development of this important natural resource that is so important to the Texas economy.
Weathering the Elements
Agency scientists observe wind, solar radiation, humidity, and air temperatures that contribute to the formation of air pollutants, or ozone.
TCEQ Has Successful 83rd Legislative Session
The 83rd legislative session was relatively quiet for the TCEQ. Appropriations to increase five percent for the next biennium, to $734 million.
Extended Drought Fosters New Approaches
While Texas has endured wide-spread drought conditions since the Fall of 2010, the challenges at the local level vary—and so do the solutions. Some systems are seeing their long-term planning pay off, others are working together to address water needs of the region.
Check Out Our Library
With 65,000 books and 250 journal titles, the TCEQ is home to one of the largest state agency libraries in Texas.
Kevin Fowler, TCEQ, and TPWD Team Up to Take Care of Texas
Country music star Kevin Fowler has graciously donated his time and talent to team up with the TCEQ and the TPWD to produce a new public service announcement that promotes outdoor recreation in Texas and encourages protection of the state's natural resources.
Texas Environmental Excellence Awards 2013
This year's winners once again represent the best in innovation, collaboration, and plain hard work required to improve and sustain the state's environment.
Making the Unseen Visible
At the TCEQ air lab, located in north Austin, close to 7,500 ambient air samples are analyzed every year—using the latest scientific research and cutting-edge technology.
PM2.5 Standards May Be Set Lower than Scientifically Justifiable
Late last year the EPA revised the national standard for PM2.5, particulates smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter. The TCEQ commented on the new standard, expressing concern that the new standard was unreasonably strict and unsupported by available scientific research.
Texans Take Action Addressing Future Water Supplies
Various local efforts are helping communities, agriculture and industry avoid water shortages and extend supplies for the future.
Water Issues on Tap for Upcoming Legislative Session
Managing the state's resources with unprecedented weather, increasing population and robust business climate, will present legislators with hard decisions regarding the basic needs of the state’s citizens.
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