CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700

Protect Our Stormwater Run-Off

Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melts. Stormwater can pick up dirt, debris, and other contaminants, carrying them to streams, creeks and reservoirs. The major contribution of pollution to local watersheds is caused by stormwater runoff from urbanized areas. There are several things that Haltom City residents can do during lawn and garden activities that benefit stormwater quality, your household and community as a whole.

  • Pick up after your pet
  • Do not fertilize a lawn before rain event
  • Use organic lawn care methods
  • Do not blow grass clippings or leaves to streets and storm drains; mulch and leave them on a lawn instead
  • Do not wash vehicle on paved surface; wash it on grass with as less soap as possible or take it to a designated commercial car wash
  • Recycle household hazardous waste, such as paint, motor oil, antifreeze, and batteries, by taking it to the nearest Environmental Collection Center
  • Report littering/illegal dumping to Haltom City Code Enforcement

Create Raingardens Or Collect Rainwater For Your Flower Or Vegetable Gardens

  • Helps conserve water and reduces stormwater runoff
  • Filters stormwater for better water quality
  • Adds a beautiful landscape addition
  • Find out more information about using rainwater for gardening here

Buy Plants & Seeds That Come In Biodegradable Packaging & Recycle Any Plastic Containers From Purchased Bags Of Soil, Fertilizers, Compost Or Plants

  • Reduces litter that can enter storm drains from yards
  • Prevents clogging of storm drains
  • Encourages sustainable purchasing habits
  • Saves money on compost and fertilizer as biodegradable containers compost naturally in your garden soil

Use Clippings Or Other Yard Waste In Compost, As Natural Mulch, Natural Yard Fertilization, Or Dispose Of Properly In Biodegradable Waste Bags

  • Prevents natural yard debris and clippings from clogging storm drains
  • Saves money on store-bought compost and fertilizers
  • Improves health of lawn and garden by encouraging natural nutrient cycling

Follow Pesticide, Herbicide & Fertilizer Application Instructions

  • More is not always better...save time and money by applying chemicals only when necessary and in the proper doses according to labels
  • Creates healthier plants and lawns
  • Protects creeks and streams from nutrient pollution and saves aquatic life
stormwter runoff
Public Works
Municipal Services Center
4200 Hollis St.
Haltom City, TX 76111
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information
817-834-9036
After Hrs. Emergencies
817-222-7000

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  • 5024 Broadway Ave.
  • Haltom City, Texas 76117
  • 817-222-7700