With a little effort, each one of us can help keep our area waterways clean and ensure that they remain a useable resource for future generations. Below are just a few of the things you can do to help reduce stormwater pollution in Beaumont. In addition, you will also find links to further information on stormwater pollution.

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle just about sums it up. If we reduce the amount of waste we generate, reuse what we can and recycle what we know someone else can use, we can greatly reduce the impact of stormwater pollution. A few simple things we can all do to address the problem are:

  • Carpool, when possible, or take advantage of the City of Beaumont’s transit system.
  • Recycle used motor oil through the City of Beaumont’s Used Motor Oil Collection program
  • Dispose of Household Hazardous Wastes (paint, pesticides and other household chemicals) at the next Southeast Texas Regional Planning Council Collection Event

Oil Recycling Brochure 

Stop FOG Brochure

Stormwater Runoff

Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Want to learn more? See our Guide to Understanding Stormwater below!

Keep Beaumont Beautiful!

Keeping Beaumont Beautiful is a full time job, and our Public Works Department is dedicated to it! Read our resource guide to learn about everything from our Municipal Landfill to Garbage Collection Services!

Source Water and Protection (SWAP) Program

Protect your water source! Many people who live within the boundaries of a source water are unaware and don’t realize that their day-to-day activities can have an impact on the quality of that water. The things we do and the items we use every day are potential sources of contamination. However, there are steps you can take to help protect our source water. Read up on the Source Water Protection Program below.