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, 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.
Practice 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.
Only Rain in the Storm Drain
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 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.