As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and anything else along its path. Stormwater eventually flows directly into the storm sewer systems and water bodies such as lakes, creeks, rivers, or coastal waters. Stormwater runoff is NOT treated - whatever the runoff collects as it flows is directly discharged into nearby water bodies. Illicit items can also cause drainage to be delayed or blocked. Anything other than storm water runoff is considered illegal dumping/illicit discharges and the perpetrator doing this may be subject to penalties or fines if legal action is taken.
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep pollutants off the ground and out of the storm sewer system. Clean up spilled fluids with absorbent materials and don’t rinse into a nearby storm drain. Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at service stations. Sweep up grass clippings from paved surfaces. When walking your pet, pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly. Whenever possible, drain your pool or spa (chlorine or salt) into the sanitary sewer system.
Fort Bend County MUD No. 142 (the District) is seeking volunteers to replace missing or damaged inlet markers like the one shown below on the storm sewer inlets within the District. These markers remind folks to NOT put any illicit discharges into the storm sewer system. Participants will be trained how to effectively install inlet markers and educated on the importance of stormwater quality. For volunteer opportunities please contact the inlet marker coordinator at (281) 363-4039 or JCMS4volunteer@jonescarter.com
If you observe illegal dumping within the District please call: (832) 467-1599