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Establishing a New Public Water System

Requirements that new water systems must meet before construction may begin.

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Establishing a New Public Water System: The Basics
Simplified overview of the essential points to consider when establishing a new public water system.

Submit Public Water System Plans for Review
Information about submitting your plans to TCEQ to be reviewed before construction begins. List of plans under review and estimated review timelines.

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Cross-Connection Control Program
Information for public water systems and their customers on identifying potential cross connections and preventing contamination from backflow into drinking-water systems.

Establishing a New Water District
Basic steps to establish a new water district.

How to Find a Licensed Water Operator
How to use our database to find out whether an operator's certification is up to date, including current continuing education credits.

How to Find a Water Operations Company
How to use our database to find out whether a water operations company has a current registration.

Radionuclide Testing for Interim Approval of Well Completion
Required testing, required checklists, and other information for completing a well interim approval.

Requesting an Exception to Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems
A public water system that does not meet a TCEQ design standard may request an exception by proposing another way it can meet the intent of the rules. We review each exception request to ensure that, if granted, the public water system will still deliver safe drinking water to its customers at adequate pressures.

Technical Guidance for Public Water System Operators and Engineers
How to submit plans for public water system facilities. How to request an exception to design or capacity rules. Guidance documents describing how TCEQ handles technical issues.