Regulatory Compliance

What is Regulatory Compliance?

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 provides water, wastewater and refuse services to the Trophy Club community and some areas of Westlake. These services are regulated by the federal government and primarily based upon two laws – the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. The regulations set requirements for our utility and, in some cases, determine reporting requirements when certain incidents or conditions occur. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, TCEQ, enforces these regulations and administers programs established by federal law.

What Type of Things Get Reported?

When a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) occurs in the public sewer system these common events are typically caused by roots, fats and greases, and heavy precipitation. Once utility staff becomes aware an SSO has occurred, TCMUD is required to respond in the following manner:

• determine the cause
• take corrective action
• clean up the spill site
• estimate the volume of the spill
• submit a report to TCEQ

How Soon Must They Be Reported?

All spills must be reported to TCEQ verbally within 24 hours and in writing within 5 days. Larger spills trigger additional downstream user notifications. In our effort to remain transparent, incidents or conditions which require TCEQ notification are listed below: