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Managing a Water Utility

Rules regarding customer service policies, service areas, rates, and other aspects of operating a public or private water utility in Texas. Reporting requirements.

arrow_red.jpgWater Utility Programs Transferring to the PUC On Sept. 1, 2014, the TCEQ will transfer responsibility for the water utility rate and certificate of convenience and necessity programs to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The PUC will handle applications for the programs they will be regulating, but applicants must still comply with all associated TCEQ rules and requirements.

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Am I Regulated As a Water or Sewer Utility?
Brief introduction to the conditions that would subject anyone who provides water or sewer service in Texas to regulation as a utility.

TCEQ Water Utility Database (WUD)
Data, reports, maps, and reference materials of use to water districts and other water utilities in Texas.

Utilities and Districts
Links to information about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's regulation of water utilities and water districts.

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Establishing a New Water Utility
Basic steps to follow to determine whether there is a need to establish a new water or sewer utility and, if so, how to do so.

Managing a Water Utility
Rules regarding customer service policies, service areas, rates, and other aspects of operating a public or private water utility in Texas. Reporting requirements.

Regional Certification for Water and Sewer Utilities
Explains role of the TCEQ in certifying utilities as regional providers of water and wastewater services. Links to standard letter utilities may complete to request this certification for the purpose of tax exemption.

Rules and Guidance for Water Utilities
Brief list of principal TCEQ rules and guidance documents for water utilities.

Rules for the Submetered or Allocated Billing of Utility Services
Links to Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Subchapter H, Utility Submetering and Allocation.

Utility Publications, Checklists, Applications and Documents
Lists and links to virtually all TCEQ forms and publications that are relevant to water utilities.

Water and Wastewater Submetering or Allocation
A description and explanation of submetered and allocated utility billing.

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