Sec. 341.0315: Public Drinking Water Supply System Requirements

(a) To preserve the public health, safety, and welfare, the commission shall ensure that public drinking water supply systems:

(1) supply safe drinking water in adequate quantities;

(2) are financially stable; and

(3) are technically sound.

(b) The commission shall encourage and promote the development and use of regional and areawide drinking water supply systems.

(c) Each public drinking water supply system shall provide an adequate and safe drinking water supply. The supply must meet the requirements of Section 341.031 and commission rules.

(d) The commission shall consider compliance history in determining issuance of new permits, renewal permits, and permit amendments for a public drinking water system.

(e) The commission shall establish a system to provide automatic reminders to public drinking water supply systems about regular reporting requirements applicable to the systems under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Section 300f et seq.) and this chapter that relate to commission rules adopted under those laws. An automatic reminder provided under this subsection is a courtesy. A public drinking water supply system is responsible for complying with applicable regular reporting requirements regardless of whether the commission provides automatic reminders.


Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1010, Sec. 6.19, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 383 (H.B. 3142), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.