Storm Water Pollution Prevention… only rain goes down the drain!
As storm water flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Storm water can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a storm sewer, ditch, stream, river, or other bodies of water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of storm water.
The City has established a REPORTING HOTLINE for alleged violations – (832) 595-3301.
For more information on storm water pollution prevention, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency website.
Learn more about how storm water pollution affects the environment (kid-friendly):
Storm Water Management Plan
The City was issued a permit under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR040000 for discharge of storm water to Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The City completed a five (5) year program under this permit to implement a required Storm Water Management Program. The City’s application for a new permit is under review with the TCEQ. A copy of the City’s Storm Water Management Plan [PDF] submitted with the permit application is available here.