What Can You Do?
The Town of Trophy Club has a role in developing programs and helping Town residents become better stewards of the Town’s waters, which flow downstream. Educating our residents about the role they play in creating stormwater pollution is vital, and we believe once people are aware of the steps they can take to improve water quality, they will change their behaviors.
Follow These Tips
Preventing stormwater pollution is simple. Follow these tips and ask your friends and family to do the same:
- Never dump litter or waste on streets or in storm drains.
- Keep yard trimmings and leaves out of the street and especially out of the storm drains.
- Dispose of household chemicals properly by bringing them to the Community Clean-Up held every Spring and Fall, or take them (with your water bill) to:
Fort Worth Environmental
6400 Bridge Street
- Pick up after your pet and dispose of waste in a trash can.
- Clean up oil spills with kitty litter and fix leaking automobiles.
- Practice dry cleanup methods when cleaning sidewalks and driveways. Try using a broom instead of a water hose.
- Call us to report a polluter. It is illegal to allow any pollution down a storm drain. If you know of a situation where pollution may enter the storm drain call 682-237-2936 or enter online via the Citizen Relationship Management (CRM) software. You may do this anonymously.
- Report storm drains that are clogged or otherwise in need of maintenance by calling 682-237-2915
- Wash your car, boat, or recreational vehicle (RV) at the local car wash, where the water drains to the sanitary sewer versus washing at home and the water runs to creek via the storm drains.
Water is essential for life and plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems. The pollution of water has a serious impact on all living creatures, and can negatively affect the use of water for drinking, household needs, recreation, fishing, transportation, and commerce.
Our BMP commits the Town to development of a stormwater education and outreach program to educate public employees, businesses, and the general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste and about the impact that stormwater discharges can have on local waterways, as well as the steps that the public can take to reduce pollutants in stormwater. Several sources of readily-available educational materials exist, including:
- NCTCOG Pollution Prevention Resources: https://www.nctcog.org/envir/watershedmanagement/stormwater/pollution-prevention
- US EPA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/featured