The state of Texas has established minimum requirements for the design and operation of public drinking water systems. These rules assure proper filtration, chemical, and general maintenance of safe drinking water to consumers. These standards are based in part on the Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act and are applicable to water systems operated by the university and provide drinking water to 25 individuals at least 60 days of the year and/or maintain 15 service connections.
This program consists of annual EHS inspections of all public drinking water systems and maintaining operators licensed by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality on site to test and operate the systems. Monthly testing is performed for bacteria and testing is performed for Lead and Copper.