Sec. 341.001: Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 3.1639(72), eff. April 2, 2015.

(2) "Department" means the Department of State Health Services.

(3) "Drinking water" means water distributed by an individual or public or private agency for human consumption, for use in preparing food or beverages, or for use in cleaning a utensil or article used in preparing food or beverages for, or consuming food or beverages by, human beings. The term includes water supplied for human consumption or used by an institution catering to the public.

(3-a) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(4) "Human excreta" means the urinary and bowel discharges of a human.

(5) "Person" means an individual, corporation, organization, government, business trust, partnership, association, or any other legal entity.

(6) "Privy" means a facility for the disposal of human excreta.

(7) "Sanitary" means a condition of good order and cleanliness that precludes the probability of disease transmission.

(8) "Septic tank" means a covered water-tight tank designed for sewage treatment.

(9) "Toilet" means the hopper device for the deposit and discharge of human excreta into a water carriage system.

(10) "Tourist court" means a camping place or group of two or more mobile or permanent housing units operated as rental property for the use of transient trade or trailer units housing humans.

(11) "Water supply" means a source or reservoir of water distributed and used for human consumption.

(12) "Water supply system operator" means a person who:

(A) is trained in the purification or distribution of a public water supply;

(B) has a practical working knowledge of the chemistry and bacteriology essential to the practical mechanics of water purification; and

(C) is capable of conducting and maintaining the purification processes in an efficient manner.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0858, eff. April 2, 2015.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1639(72), eff. April 2, 2015.