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​Existing Public Water System Authorization. If you supply water for drinking, hand washing, bathing, dishwashing, or cooking to at least 15 service connections or 25 people for at least 60 days out of the year, and your water comes from a well or a natural water source (such as a spring or a lake) or is hauled in from another water provider, then you meet the TCEQ’s definition of a “public water system” and need to comply with the TCEQ’s regulations.  Our experienced team has helped dozens of small businesses in the Texas Hill Country and beyond gain authorization from the TCEQ for their public water systems without drilling a new well.  If this sounds like your situation, call us for a consultation today.  To find out more about requirements, check out our Intro to PWS slideshow here.

New Public Supply Well Design and Permitting. If you plan to construct a facility meeting the definition of a Public Water System, there are a variety of requirements you must meet.  From well setbacks to pressure maintenance facilities and water treatment, all of the plans, specification, and related documents must be prepared under the direction of a professional engineer and approved by the TCEQ before construction can ever begin. Our experienced team knows how to get this done right the first time, saving you time and money. If you'd like to learn more about the requirements for a Public Water System, check out our Intro to PWS slideshow.

 

Contact Time Studies. If your water source is classified as groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUI), chances are you have to provide TCEQ with a contact time study (CT study). These studies help determine the size and baffling needed in a ground storage tank as well as the type, strength and amount of time needed by your disinfectant to achieve activation or removal of viruses, bacteria, and other potentially harmful microbes.

 

Water Operations Training. If you own a public water system, there are many different aspects of the operations and maintenance of a system for which you are responsible.  From chlorine dosage to record keeping and microbial testing, let us help provide your team with the training they need to ensure easy compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations, so that you can focus on the things you do best.

 

Pumping Tests.  Every public supply well has to undergo 36 hours of continuous pumping to help establish the capacity of the well.  We have the tools and the know-how to continuously record depth, flow rate, and analyze the results.   

 

Water Quality Analysis. Public water systems are responsible for providing water of acceptable quality, as measured by 88 primary chemical, physical, bacteriological and radiological standards and 15 secondary standards established by the Federal government and enforced by the TCEQ.  If you need help finding out what's really in your water, give us a call today.

Public Water System Audits. Maybe you've been operating your public water system for years and have an inspection coming up, or maybe you've recently acquired a property with a public water system on it.  Either way, we can help make sure you are ready for any situation by evaluating the system, equipment, records, and test results. 

Water Availability Studies for Developers. If you're planning a new subdivision or development in a county in Texas, and groundwater wells are envisioned as the primary water source, then chances are you'll need a water availability study done before the plat is approved.  We will work with local drillers and water conservation districts to ensure that all the necessary testing and evaluations are done right the first time so this essential element doesn't hold up your development unnecessarily.

 

Driveway Permits. If you're planning on building a new driveway or revamping an old one and that driveway crosses a state, county or city owned right of way, you are going to need a driveway permit before construction can begin.  Often the permit process will require a drainage study and calculations that must be completed by a licensed professional engineer.  We can make sure that this process goes as smoothly as possible by using the most up to date technologies and methodologies that reviewers are looking for to issue your permit quickly.

Site Plans. Whether you have a town lot or a 10,000 acre ranch, we can provide you with the site plans necessary to make your dreams a reality.  Using state of the art CAD programs our draftsmen and the engineering team can go from concept to plan in quick but careful succession, incorporating as much detail as you need to get your project done. 

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