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Preventing Stormwater Pollution
The Engineering Department is focused on keeping our stream banks clean and erosion-free by starting a new program. This program will educate the community and enforce new standards on construction activities. 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
Aside from keeping our water clean, it is important to not be wasteful so that we have plenty of it. The water that we use must be filtered from its natural state in lakes and rivers to remove dirt, oils, and chemicals. The treatment plants that exist labor continuously to keep up with our demand. The process is very expensive. The less water we use every day, the easier it is for our demands to be met, and less money the taxpayers have to spend to build and maintain treatment facilities. 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.

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4700 Drexel Dr.
Highland Park, Texas 75205

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