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Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (RG-530)

This guide is for any person involved in the management or operation of a small domestic wastewater system.

Managing Small Domestic Wastewater Systems (Entire Document) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

This guide helps owners and operators understand and comply with the rules, and develop tools to plan for, manage, and operate a sustainable utility. You can download the entire document or view the individual parts as outlined below.

Introduction (RG-530) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Introduction to a five-part guide for anyone involved in the management or operation of a small wastewater utility. Helps owners and operators understand and comply with the rules, and develop tools to plan for, manage, and operate a sustainable utility.

Part A. Asset Management (RG-530a) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Part A includes worksheets and instructions to help you conduct an inventory of the wastewater system’s resources; prioritize repairs and replacements; plan for future needs; and develop a budget.

Part B. Sustainable Systems (RG-530b) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Part B provides information and resources to manage your system more efficiently through energy assessments and energy-efficient improvements, water conservation, and public participation programs. It includes information about managing your influent through pretreatment, and it provides a roadmap to help ensure sustainability.

Part C. Operation and Maintenance (RG-530c) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Part C provides worksheets that help you create your own operation and maintenance manual for your utility and maps out a program for scheduling and performing preventive and general maintenance.

Part D. Compliance (RG-530d) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Part D describes the investigation and enforcement process; identifies the violations that can lead to fines and enforcement; presents enforcement scenarios for water systems; and provides tables that summarize the requirements for sampling, monitoring, and reporting.

Part E. Resources (RG-530e) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Part E includes a listing of resources that may help you as you create and carry out your asset management plan and conduct everyday operations at your facility.

Tools

Where can I find more information and assistance?

The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.

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