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COVID-19: Information for Wastewater Operators

Information for wastewater operators related to the onset of COVID-19.

Assistance Operating Wastewater Treatment Facilities

If you are unable to operate your wastewater treatment system, the following resources may provide assistance:

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Additional Resources

The following resources provide wastewater operators information to assist with treatment and worker safety due to the onset of COVID-19.

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Equipment and Chemical Supplies

If you need emergency equipment or supplies, please contact your local emergency manager (e.g. city mayor, county judge or emergency management coordinator).

  • Your county or local emergency-management coordinator may be able to obtain assistance for your water or wastewater system. Contact your local government officials (city mayor, county judge, or emergency management coordinator). Often, the county judge may also serve as the emergency-management coordinator for the area. If not, that office can tell you who to contact. List of county judgesExit the TCEQ.
  • Information on state emergency management, including the state District Coordinator is through the Texas Division of Emergency ManagementExit the TCEQ.
  • A list of chemical providers is available at the following links:

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Contact Us

If you have questions or need immediate assistance, please contact the TCEQ regional office that serves your county or call the TCEQ’s emergency hotline at 1-888-777-3186. Find contact information for TCEQ regional offices at the TCEQ Region Directory.

The TCEQ Water Quality Division may be contacted at

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