Storm Water Management
What does storm water management have to do with me?
Storm water refers to the water that enters our lakes and streams. It is the goal of the storm water management program to ensure that water that enters those bodies of water and ultimately our drinking water is unpolluted. Many commonly used materials in your home can pollute the water in area creeks and likes if they are not disposed of properly. Help keep our drinking water clean by disposing of all hazardous wastes properly. For more information about how to dispose of your hazardous waste please contact Waste Management at 800-449-7587 to inquire about the hazardous waste pickup service that is offered to residents.
Common Household Hazardous Materials may include: Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Gasoline Fertilizers, Pesticides, Herbicides and Fungicide, Paint, Aerosol Cans
Illegal Discharges to the Storm Water System
"An illegal discharge is defined as any disposal into the storm drain system for which a person or business does not have permit."
WHAT TYPES OF DISCHARGES TO THE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM ARE PROHIBITED:
- Industrial process water
- Commercial car wash wastewater
- Sanitary Sewer Flows
- Wash-down of loading areas
- Wastewater treatment plant effluent
- Dumping of liquid Waste
- Chlorinated pool water
- Water softener brine backwash
- Leaking Septic pipes or tanks
SIGNS OF ILLEGAL/ILLICIT DISCHARGES TO THE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM:
- Unusual color or cloudiness
- Strong pungent or musty odor
- Floating debris
- Surface scum or foam
- Oil Sheen
- Dead vegetation or inhibited growth
- Dead animals
- Stains on channel bottom or sides
- Pipe corrosion
If you suspect that there has an illegal discharge has taken place or is taking place, please contact Town Hall at (940) 498-0044 or use the Report a Concern Feature on this website.
STORM WATER MANAGEMENT IN SHADY SHORES
For information about Town Clean-Up Efforts please check the Keep Shady Shores Beautiful page.
The Denton County Public Works department is working with Upper Trinity Regional Water District and has created 100 Vouchers for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal to be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Residents will need to pick up a voucher and to specify to which location they will take their items. We will be updating our websites as more dates are available. (updated 09/18/2014)
Voucher pick up:
Denton County Public Works Department
The Mary and Jim Horn Government Center
1505 E McKinney Street Ste 175
Denton TX 76209
Links to more information regarding Stormwater Management in Texas: