Storm Water Management
STORM WATER HOTLINE
What is Storm Water Pollution?
There are four types of storm water pollution:
Litter, such as cigarette butts, cans, paper or plastic bags.
Chemical, such as detergents, oil, or fertilizers.
“Natural”, such as leaves, grass cuttings, garden clippings, or animal droppings.
Sediment, such as soil erosion and runoff from building sites and unsealed roads.
These types of pollution discharge into waterways as sediment, sludge and solids. Storm drains do not trap silt and chemicals, making pollution exposure for playa lakes very high. Reducing pollution depends on every person preventing harmful substances from entering storm drains.
Report concerns regarding runoff to the hotline number listed above.
Check out the following websites for additional information:
Take Care of Texas Guide to Lawn Care provides tips to homeowners for water conservation and