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How is my Drinking Water Quality?

How to find information about your drinking water whether it comes from a public water system or a private well.

Does your drinking water come from a public water system?

Public water systems in Texas are required to regularly test their water for 102 different contaminants to ensure it meets all federal and state drinking water standards.

Consumer Confidence Report

You can learn about the quality of your drinking water by reading your water system’s annual drinking water quality report, also called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

Most public water systems are required to provide this report to you, their customer, by July 1 each year. If you do not pay your own water bill — for example, if you live in an apartment or condo or rent house — you may need to contact a property manager for more information or check online to see if their CCR has been posted.

The CCR includes information about the source(s) of water used (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers), chemical and bacteriological contaminants, compliance with drinking water rules, educational health information, water system contact information, and public participation opportunities.

Drinking Water Watch

TCEQ’s Texas Drinking Water Watch (DWW) contains information on sources, contaminants, and violations for all public water systems in Texas. Refer to the Instructions for Texas Drinking Water Watch should you need assistance with the database.

Does your drinking water come from a private well?

If you are a private well owner, you are responsible for regularly testing your well water to ensure it is safe for drinking and cooking.

Interested in a home water treatment unit?

See TCEQ’s Choosing Home Water Treatment webpage to learn about water treatment options based on the type of contaminant, how to research the type of unit you might need and find a professional to answer questions or install a unit for you.

Contact Us

For questions about DWW or your CCR:

For complaints about your drinking water quality or other environmental issues:

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