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NeT Sewer Overflow: Electronic Reporting Deadline and Pilot Program

This webpage gives an update on the electronic reporting deadline for unauthorized discharges and unanticipated bypasses and provides resources to help facilities participating in the NeT Sewer Overflow Pilot Program.

Electronic Reporting Deadline

TCEQ sent letters in December 2023 extending the e-reporting deadline for unauthorized discharges and unanticipated bypasses until December 21, 2025. Permitted facilities should continue reporting unauthorized discharges, sanitary sewer overflows, and bypasses using the Noncompliance Notification form ( TCEQ-00501) until the e-reporting deadline of December 21, 2025.

NeT-Sewer Overflow Access and Pilot Program

Access to EPA's NeT-Sewer Overflow Test tool is currently limited to a few publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) participating in a pilot program. Pilot program participants are testing the tool and will provide feedback to TCEQ.

Once the pilot program is complete and the tool is ready for broader use, TCEQ will contact impacted POTWs with information on how to access and use the tool.

Submitting Your Report Electronically–Pilot Facilities Only

Submit TPDES sanitary sewer overflow and bypass reports through EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System eReporting tool for Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Bypasses (“NeT-Sewer Overflow”). 

Access the NeT-Sewer Overflow test tool using the link provided by TCEQ.

Roles and Signatory Authority–Pilot Facilities Only

Understand Your Role

  • Signatory: Can sign, submit, manage, prepare, and edit all forms.
  • Preparer: Can prepare all forms on behalf of the signatory at the facility but cannot sign or submit the report. Find out how to submit your report to a signatory on slide no. 9 of the NeT-Sewer Overflow training .

Request Access to Your Facility - Once you have access to NeT-Sewer Overflow, someone with the signatory role must request access to your facility's records. Then they can grant others access to the facility information.

If you have trouble logging in or setting up an account, contact the CDX Helpdesk:

Need Help?

Resolving Errors

Error when Certifying Report - If you encounter an error, try the following steps to certify your report:

  1. Sign into NeT-Sewer Overflow.
  2. Navigate to your facility.
  3. Click the “Reports” tab.
  4. Click the “Actions” drop-down box and select "Back to Draft."
  5. Click the “Actions” drop-down box again and select "Edit."
  6. Scroll down the report until you see the "Next" button.
  7. Select the applicable certification option.

If that doesn't resolve the error, clear your internet browser's cache and cookies .

If you continue to receive the error message, screenshot the message and report it to NPDESeReporting@epa.gov.

Object Reference Error in Google Chrome - If you encounter the (“Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”) error message in NeT-Sewer Overflow, clear your internet browser's cache and cookies .

Again, if you continue to receive the error message, screenshot the message and report it to NPDESeReporting@epa.gov.

Webinar Training and Other EPA Resources

Visit the EPA’s website to view recordings of previous sewer overflow and bypass training webinars or the NeT-Sewer Overflow User's Guide . Find additional resources on EPA’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow help webpage .

How to Contact Us

If you need assistance, complete the NeT-Sewer Overflow Customer Help Form or contact us at NeTSSOHelp@tceq.texas.gov.