February 09, 2022
We have had an abundance of calls from members requesting clarification for the TCEQ RPZ requirements. An RPZ is required when there is a potential health hazard to yourself and the public water system. See examples below:
Need RPZ (backflow prevention device) to eliminate potential health hazards:
Swimming pool WITH auto fill
Have a lawn sprinkler system to water your grass (hooked to KWSC water service)- this does NOT pertain to an aerobic septic system that sprays out water.
Have a well on the property and KWSC water service.
Have a rainwater harvesting system.
Do NOT need RPZ- no potential health hazard exists:
Swimming pool that you fill with a hose
Do not have a lawn sprinkler system, ONLY an aerobic septic system that sprays out water.
Do not have a well on the property.
Do not have a rainwater harvesting system.