Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips
Go Green & Keep Our Storm Drains Clean!
Help keep contaminates such as GRASS CLIPPINGS, LEAVES, OIL, GASOLINE, SEDIMENT, FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDES, LITTER and PET WASTE from entering our City's drainage system and outfalling into our watersheds, the Laguna Madre and Arroyo Colorado. Let's all do our part in Keeping McAllen Clean, Green and Beautiful by following these Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips!
- Sweep Your Driveway, Sidewalks & Gutter
- Rake Leaves & Grass Clippings & Bag It!
- Scoop The Poop
- Recycle Right
- Use Compost!
For More Info, Please Call: 956-681-3111
What Is Stormwater Runoff?
Stormwater runoff occurs when water from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground.
Why Is It A Problem?
Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. This excess stormwater runoff then mixes with pollutants: oil, grease, nutrients, chemicals, bacteria, and sediment, flows unfiltered through the City's drainage system, and outfalls into our watersheds. As you can imagine, this greatly affects the water recreational activities we enjoy as swimming and fishing. Yuck!
The City's Stormwater Management Program aims at educating the public on the importance of maintaining the stormwater quality for protecting our watersheds.