Preventing Stormwater Pollution

The Engineering Department is focused on keeping our stream banks clean and erosion-free with a stormwater pollution prevention program.  This program educates the community and enforces new standards on construction sites.  For more information, see the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website for the state requirements and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) website on how you can learn more about pollution prevention, water conservation, and sediment control.

How You Can Help

Please keep the following good practices in mind when using water:

  • Backwash pool filters only when necessary.
  • Check sprinkler heads often to make sure that they are working properly.
  • Fix leaks immediately, and tightly close running faucets, as well as a running toilet.
  • Harvest rainwater from gutters into a barrel or cistern for watering yards and plants.
  • Install water-efficient appliances such as: toilets, shower heads, faucets, washing machines, and dishwashers.
  • Keep a container of tap water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Keep pools and spas covered when not in use to minimize evaporation.
  • Only run the dishwasher and washing machine when fully loaded, don’t pre-rinse dishes.
  • Rinse produce in a pan of cold water. Thaw meat in the refrigerator.
  • Run irrigation system early before 7:30 a.m., or in the evening after 9 p.m.
  • Take showers instead of baths, and limit the length of showers to less than 10 minutes.
  • Use a broom to sweep debris off of sidewalks and driveways.
  • Xeriscape your lawn with plants native to this region.
  • Don’t over water your lawn.