Technical Training and Compliance Assistance For Potable Water Haulers
- Texas Drinking Water Solutions coordinates with water hauling companies to ensure that all required plans, specifications, and related documents are prepared under the direction of a licensed professional engineer and meet requirements in accordance with 30 TAC Chapter 290. In addition, all engineering documents must have engineering seals, signatures, and dates affixed in accordance with the rules of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
- TDWS provides regulatory guidance and compliance assistance to water hauling companies to ensure that they meet all disinfection, chemical and microbiological compliance monitoring and reporting, Revised Total Coliform Rule, Ground Water Rule, and record keeping requirements in accordance with 30 TAC § 290.44(i) and 30 TAC Chapter 290.
- Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 290 and the Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), Chapter 341, Subchapter C describe the regulation and control of public water systems (PWS) in the state. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that water haulers are considered PWSs if they meet “the minimum standards for number of the outlets or customers served.” As PWSs, water haulers are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
- A water provider that distributes drinking water for human consumption by tank truck or trailer and meets the definition of a PWS under 30 TAC § 290.38(71) will be regulated as a water hauler under 30 TAC § 290.44(i) and 30 TAC Chapter 290.
- 30 TAC § 290.44(i) specifies that when drinking water is distributed by tank truck or trailer, the drinking water must be obtained from an approved source and the equipment used to transport drinking water must be approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Water haulers are required to obtain approval from TCEQ prior to providing drinking water to the public.
- For more information about required plan review materials, please see the TCEQ website.