Stormwater & Pollution Prevention
Imagine swimming in a cool lake on a blazing hot summer day with your closest friends and family. Picture the refreshing water being loaded with oil and grease from vehicles, bacteria from pet waste clinging to your skin, and tobacco spit, fertilizers, and coolants floating around you. This imagery paints a disturbing setting right? Unfortunately these are a few of the many pollutants that are released into our Stormwater Systems on a regular basis. Most of the time these illicit discharges are done out of ignorance and not ill will. Please take the time to read the following information on how you can help keep our lakes, rivers, and streams clean!
Stormwater Utility Fee
The Town of Addison has established a Stormwater Utility fee to begin addressing a number of capital projects and maintenance items related to stormwater (drainage) that are not currently funded through the General Fund. Monthly charges for stormwater (drainage) service will be included in utility bills beginning in January 2013.
DO YOU HAVE UNWANTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?
We can help! The Town of Addison is currently in a contract with Community Waste Disposal (CWD) who provides Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) services to Residents. There is no additional charge to what you are already paying on your monthly bill for this service!
To schedule a HHW home pickup with CWD call 972.392.9300 and click here to view instructions on packing your material under the "HH & EW Door Side Collection Program" tab.
To view a list of accepted items in this program click here.
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DOO GOOD PICK UP DOG DOO
Pet waste left on streets, pavement, yards, driveways, or along the sides of the road does not magically disappear or fertilize the ground. Improperly disposed animal feces can be picked up by stormwater runoff and carried into storm drains or nearby water resources. Storm drains do not connect to sanitary sewer systems and treatment facilities (yikes!), so pet waste can be the cause of significant stormwater pollution and present health risks to adults, children, and other pets.
Please PAWS and take a minute to find out more here.
RECYCLE TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
With Residents like you and your conscientious efforts to protect our planet, the Town of Addison is sprouting into a mean, green, environment-friendly machine!
To see a detailed list of recycling options available, click here.
Most of Texas has received significant rainfall this spring with some areas experiencing severe flooding. With these rains, lake levels have finally improved through much of the state. We have a great opportunity with these rains to get ahead of the curve and avoid reverting to the severe drought situation we have been in the last few years. Let's keep our focus on ensuring adequate water supplies for the future and continue to make every drop count.
To check out a great list of water saving tips, click here.
Report It: Illegal Dumping & Illicit Discharge
Help stop illegal dumping and illicit discharges! If you see it, report it to Addison's Environmental Services official at 972.450.2821 or 972.450.2880.
Click here for more information on how to help stop illegal dumping.
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