Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Water YOU Drink in Texas

Texas Drinking Water

Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.

The water you drink

Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.
To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.
Envirofacts data on TexasIf your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety. EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually. Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

Where does drinking water come from?

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To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality.[broken link] Exit EPA Disclaimer

State drinking water offices

Texas' drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Water Supply Division (MC-155)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Texas' source water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Public Drinking Water Section (MC-155)
Water Supply Division
Texas Commission on Environmental
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Compliance trends

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Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Texas' report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.

Funds for safer water

Dollar Sign and Water Tower

States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Texas' program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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