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Water Compliance Resources

List of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and Edwards Aquifer resources for small businesses and local governments.

Many documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word, or Excel files. (Help with downloading files).

Drinking Water

Public Water Supply: Compliance Resources — Information, guidance, and forms for public water systems in Texas.

Obtaining Approval for a New or Existing Public Water System

  • Submit Public Water System Plans for Review — Information for new water systems to submit plans before construction begins.
  • You're a Public Water System…Now What? Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-496) In revision 2023— Guide for owners and operators of water systems, especially those who have recently learned they own a PWS.

Water Funding

Drought Planning for Public Water Systems

Asset Management for Public Water Systems

  • Managing Small Public Water Systems Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-501) — A five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools for planning and operation.

Water at Your R.V. Park or Temporary Housing Site

  • RV Parks: Am I Regulated (RG-499) In revision 2021 — How to comply with TCEQ rules at your RV park.

Sampling, Record Keeping and Reporting


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Notification Forms and Reporting

Wastewater Compliance Spreadsheets and Tools

Septic Systems

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Water Quality


  • Check the status of your stormwater permit online.
  • Industrial Stormwater General Permit — Industrial facilities with an applicable Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code that discharge stormwater into a storm drain system or to surface waters in the state of Texas must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.
  • Construction Stormwater General Permit — Operators of construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) — MS4s consist of a conveyance or system of conveyances, including roads with drainage systems, streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, human-made channels, or storm drains. MS4s with Urbanized Areas must comply with stormwater permitting requirements.

Pesticide Applications

Aggregate Production Operations

Reclaimed Water, Graywater, and Alternative On-Site Water

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Edwards Aquifer

  • Edwards Aquifer: Compliance Resources — Information and resources for small-business owners and local governments planning any construction activity over the Edwards Aquifer in Texas.
  • Edwards Aquifer Protection Program — Tools, guidance and other information regarding the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program which serves to regulate activities, including construction, that have the potential for polluting the Edwards Aquifer.

Small Business and Local Government Assistance

TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to follow state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at

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