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Operating practices for public drinking water systems: 30 TAC 290.46
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration Water Supply Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The state generally requires that public water systems (PWS) must follow the federal rules for protecting drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). For additional information, see the national section DRINKING WATER.
The state also enforces the federal requirements for consumer confidence reports and has some additional requirements for manufacturers and suppliers of water-related equipment for conserving water. Texas also requires that water supply system operators and water treatment specialists be licensed.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Water Supply Division is responsible for the quantity and availability of water in Texas and oversees public drinking water protection by implementation of the SDWA.
Before the construction of a PWS, plans must be submitted to the TCEQ for review and approval. All public water systems must be constructed in conformance with requirements and maintained and operated in accordance with the minimum acceptable operating practices. Owners and ...