- Swimming Pools
When swimming pool water runs down the street and into the storm drain the pollutants in the water could cause problems for the aquatic animals living in our local waters.
- Around The House
Paint Purchase and Usage, Clean Up, Storage, Disposal and Alternative Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Fluids leaking from vehicles onto our streets can cause water pollution. When it rains, automotive fluids on our roadways flow down the storm drains. These storm drains carry the polluted water to our local waterways.
From the City Ordinance - each property owner shall keep the drainage channels and/or drainage and floodway easements traversing or adjacent to his property clean and free of debris, silt, and any other substance
- Fats, Oil and Grease
Fats, Oil and grease poured down the kitchen drain can coat the inside of plumbing pipes and the City’s wastewater lines, eventually causing blockages that are expensive to repair.
- Household Hazardous Waste
Help Keep Garland Green by taking the following products to Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center (link) located at 11234 Plano Road, Dallas.
When water runs off of your yard, pet waste can wash down the storm drains and go untreated into streams, creeks and lakes. This waste contains harmful bacteria which is unhealthy for all wildlife and people.
- Plastic Waste
Trash that blocks storm drains can cause street flooding. Keep trash out of the street by doing these simple things: Reduce the number of bottles and plastic bags you use, Utilize reusable water bottles.
Fertilizer and Pesticides contain chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life and can cause problems for people. When these wash off of your lawn they can go directly down a storm drain and to our local waterways.