What is Regulatory Compliance?
Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (the “District”) provides water and sewer service to the Town of Trophy Club and a portion of the Town of Westlake. These services are regulated by the federal government and are primarily based upon two laws – the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. The regulations set requirements for the District and, in some cases, determine reporting requirements when certain incidents or conditions occur. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (“TCEQ”), enforce these regulations and administers programs established by federal law.
What Type of Things Get Reported?
A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) in the public sewer system is a common event typically caused by roots, fats and greases, and heavy precipitation. When we are notified that an SSO has occurred, the District 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:
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