Sec. 341.0316: Desalination of Marine Seawater for Drinking Water

(a) This section applies only to a desalination facility that is intended to treat marine seawater for the purpose of producing water for the public drinking water supply. This section does not apply to a desalination facility used to produce nonpotable water.

(b) The commission shall adopt rules to:

(1) allow water treated by a desalination facility to be used as public drinking water; and

(2) ensure that water treated by a desalination facility meets the requirements of Section 341.031 and rules adopted under that section.

(c) A person may not begin construction of a desalination facility that treats marine seawater for the purpose of removing primary or secondary drinking water contaminants unless the commission approves the construction of the facility.

Comments

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 756 (H.B. 2031), Sec. 12, eff. June 17, 2015.