Consumer Issues and Safety Measures
- After The Flood: Is Your Water Safe to Drink?
After a flood, drinking water sources may be contaminated—be safe before you drink the water.
- Consumer Concerns
Is your water supply contaminated? Identify the problem. Find out if it could affect your health. Learn more about notices or reports from your supplier.
- How To Find A Licensed Water System Operator
How to use our database to find out whether a water system operator's certification is up to date, including current continuing education credits.
Owning or Operating a Public Water System
- Assessing and Protecting Water Sources
Support for public water systems to identify and implement measures that will protect their sources of water from contamination.
- Water Districts
Information about creating, funding, or managing a water district in Texas.
- Establishing a New Water System
Requirements that new water systems must meet before construction may begin.
- Operating a Public Water System
Your source of water and all the equipment and pipes between it and the customer's meter—how to operate it to ensure the protection of public health.
- Preparing for Disaster
What to do to prepare your public water system before a natural disaster strikes.
- EPA's Drinking-Water Enforcement Response Policy
An approach for enforcement targeting under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
- Templates for Public Notices
Public notice templates. Mandatory wording certifying that you’ve notified customers about violations your system may have incurred.
- PWS Rules and Regulations
Find the principal rules and related guidance for operators of public water systems in Texas.