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24 TOC  Table of Contents 09/01/14
Subchapter A General Provisions
§ 24.1  Purpose and Scope of this Chapter. 09/01/14
§ 24.2 Severability Clause. 09/01/14
§ 24.3 Definitions of Terms. 09/01/14
§ 24.4 Cooperative Corporation Rebates. 09/01/14
§ 24.5 Submission of Documents. 09/01/14
§ 24.6 Signatories to Applications. 09/01/14
§ 24.8 Administrative Completeness. 09/01/14
§ 24.9 Agreements to be in Writing. 09/01/14
§ 24.11 Informal Proceedings. 09/01/14
§ 24.12 Burden of Proof. 09/01/14
§ 24.14 Emergency Orders. 09/01/14
§ 24.15 Notice of Wholesale Water Supply Contract. 09/01/14
Subchapter B Rates, Rate-Making and Rates/Tariff Changes
§ 24.21  Form and Filing of Tariffs. 09/01/14
§ 24.22  Notice of Intent to Change Rates. 09/01/14
§ 24.23  Time between Filings. 09/01/14
§ 24.24  Jurisdiction over Affiliated Interests. 09/01/14
§ 24.25  Rate Change Applications, Testimony and Exhibits. 09/01/14
§ 24.26  Suspension of Rates. 09/01/14
§ 24.27  Request for a Review of a Rate Change by Ratepayers Pursuant to the Texas Water Code §13.187(b). 09/01/14
§ 24.28  Action on Notice of Rate Change Pursuant to Texas Water Code, §13.187(b). 09/01/14
§ 24.29  Interim Rates. 09/01/14
§ 24.30  Escrow of Proceeds Received under Rate Increase. 09/01/14
§ 24.31  Cost of Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.32  Rate Design. 09/01/14
§ 24.34  Alternative Rate Methods. 09/01/14
§ 24.35  Jurisdiction of Commission over Certain Water or Sewer Supply Corporations. 09/01/14
Subchapter C Rate-Making Appeals
§ 24.41  Appeal of Rate-making Pursuant to the Texas Water Code, §13.043. 09/01/14
§ 24.42  Contents of Petition Seeking Review of Rates Pursuant to the Texas Water Code, §13.043(b). 09/01/14
§ 24.43  Refunds During Pendency of Appeal. 09/01/14
§ 24.44  Seeking Review of Rates for Sales of Water Under the Texas Water Code, §11.041 and §12.013. 09/01/14
§ 24.45  Rates Charged by a Municipality to a District. 09/01/14
Subchapter D Records and Reports
§ 24.71  General Reports. 09/01/14
§ 24.72  Financial Records and Reports--Uniform System of Accounts. 09/01/14
§ 24.73  Water and Sewer Utilities Annual Reports. 09/01/14
§ 24.74  Maintenance and Location of Records. 09/01/14
§ 24.75  Management Audits. 09/01/14
§ 24.76  Regulatory Assessment. 09/01/14
Subchapter E Customer Service and Protection
§ 24.80  Applicability. 09/01/14
§ 24.81  Customer Relations. 09/01/14
§ 24.82  Resolution of Disputes. 09/01/14
§ 24.83  Refusal of Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.84  Service Applicant and Customer Deposit. 09/01/14
§ 24.85  Response to Requests for Service by a Retail Public Utility Within Its Certificated Area. 09/01/14
§ 24.86  Service Connections. 09/01/14
§ 24.87  Billing. 09/01/14
§ 24.88  Discontinuance of Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.89  Meters. 09/01/14
§ 24.90  Continuity of Service. 09/01/14
Subchapter F Quality of Service
§ 24.91  Applicability. 09/01/14
§ 24.92  Requirements by Others. 09/01/14
§ 24.93  Adequacy of Water Utility Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.94  Adequacy of Sewer Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.95  Standards of Construction. 09/01/14
Subchapter G Certificates of Convenience and Necessity
§ 24.101  Certificate Required. 09/01/14
§ 24.102  Criteria for Considering and Granting Certificates or Amendments. 09/01/14
§ 24.103  Certificates Not Required. 09/01/14
§ 24.104  Applicant. 09/01/14
§ 24.105  Contents of Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Applications. 09/01/14
§ 24.106  Notice and Mapping Requirements for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Applications. 09/01/14
§ 24.107  Action on Applications. 09/01/14
§ 24.109  Report of Sale, Merger, Etc.; Investigation; Disallowance of Transaction. 09/01/14
§ 24.110  Foreclosure and Bankruptcy. 09/01/14
§ 24.111  Purchase of Voting Stock in Another Utility. 09/01/14
§ 24.112  Transfer of Certificate of Convenience and Necessity. 09/01/14
§ 24.113  Revocation or Amendment of Certificate. 09/01/14
§ 24.114  Requirement to Provide Continuous and Adequate Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.115  Cessation of Operations by a Retail Public Utility. 09/01/14
§ 24.116  Exclusiveness of Certificates. 09/01/14
§ 24.117  Contracts Valid and Enforceable. 09/01/14
§ 24.118  Contents of Request for Commission Order Under the Texas Water Code, §13.252. 09/01/14
§ 24.119  Filing of Maps. 09/01/14
§ 24.120  Single Certification in Incorporated or Annexed Areas. 09/01/14
Subchapter H Water Utility Submetering and Allocation
§ 24.121  General Rules and Definitions. 09/01/14
§ 24.122  Owner Registration and Records. 09/01/14
§ 24.123  Rental Agreement. 09/01/14
§ 24.124  Charges and Calculations. 09/01/14
§ 24.125  Billing. 09/01/14
§ 24.127  Submeters or Point-of-Use Submeters and Plumbing Fixtures. 09/01/14
Subchapter I Wholesale Water or Sewer Service
§ 24.128  Petition or Appeal Concerning Wholesale Rate. 09/01/14
§ 24.129  Definitions. 09/01/14
§ 24.130  Petition or Appeal. 09/01/14
§ 24.131  Commission's Review of Petition or Appeal. 09/01/14
§ 24.132  Evidentiary Hearing on Public Interest. 09/01/14
§ 24.133  Determination of Public Interest. 09/01/14
§ 24.134  Commission Action to Protect Public Interest, Set Rate. 09/01/14
§ 24.135  Determination of Cost of Service. 09/01/14
§ 24.136  Burden of Proof. 09/01/14
§ 24.137  Commission Order to Discourage Succession of Rate Disputes. 09/01/14
§ 24.138  Filing of Rate Data. 09/01/14
Subchapter J Enforcement, Supervision and Receivership
§ 24.140  Enforcement Action. 09/01/14
§ 24.141  Supervision of Certain Utilities. 09/01/14
§ 24.142  Operation of Utility that Discontinues Operation or is Referred for Appointment of a Receiver. 09/01/14
§ 24.143  Operation of a Utility by a Temporary Manager. 09/01/14
§ 24.144  Fines and Penalties. 09/01/14
§ 24.146  Municipal Rates for Certain Recreational Vehicle Parks. 09/01/14
§ 24.147  Temporary Rates for Services Provided for a Nonfunctioning System. 09/01/14
Subchapter K Provisions Regarding Municipalities
§ 24.150  Jurisdiction of Municipality: Surrender of Jurisdiction. 09/01/14
§ 24.151  Applicability of Commission Service Rules Within the Corporate Limits of a Municipality. 09/01/14
§ 24.152  Notification Regarding Use of Revenue. 09/01/14
§ 24.153  Fair Wholesale Rates for Wholesale Water Sales to a District. 09/01/14
Appendices
Appendix III Records, Reports, and Other Information that May be Required. 09/01/14