Sec. 341.034: Licensing and Registration of Persons Who Perform Duties Relating to Public Water Supplies

(a) A person who operates a public water supply on a contract or volunteer basis must hold a registration issued by the commission under Chapter 37, Water Code.

(b) A person who performs process control duties in production or distribution of drinking water for a public water system must hold a license issued by the commission under Chapter 37, Water Code, unless:

(1) the duties are provided to a transient, noncommunity water system; and

(2) the water system uses groundwater that is not under the influence of surface water.

(c) A person who repairs or tests the installation or operation of backflow prevention assemblies must hold a license issued by the commission under Chapter 37, Water Code.

(d) A person who inspects homes and businesses to identify potential or actual cross-connections or other contaminant hazards in public water systems must hold a license issued by the commission under Chapter 37, Water Code, unless the person is licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners as a plumbing inspector or water supply protection specialist.

(e) Unless the person is licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, a person must hold a license issued by the commission under Chapter 37, Water Code, if, under a contract, the person:

(1) installs, exchanges, connects, maintains, or services potable water treatment equipment and appliances in public or private water systems; or

(2) analyzes water to determine how to treat influent or effluent water, alter or purify water, or add or remove a mineral, chemical, or bacterial content or substance as part of the complete installation, exchange, connection, maintenance, or service of potable water treatment equipment and appliances.

Comments

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 11.14, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 333, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 880, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 392 (H.B. 1146), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015.