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Public Drinking Water Recognition Program

Public water systems that go above and beyond the minimum requirements can be recognized by the TCEQ for their efforts. Find links to categories and how to apply for an award, and criteria for recognition.

The Texas Public Drinking Water (PDW) Recognition Program recognizes the effort, dedication, and contribution public water supplies make to the state and to protecting public health of all citizens. We extend this program to all water systems in the state. Each year, water systems in Texas will be recognized for their outstanding performance for the preceding calendar year.

Purpose of the Award

  • To recognize the commitment to protecting public health
  • To focus public attention on the importance of water facilities
  • To provide opportunities for water system management to interact with each other, national organizations, and the regulatory agency

Award Categories

Public water systems in Texas may apply for the following award categories. The following webpages provide information about the criteria for each award type.