Ever see someone pour motor oil into a storm sewer? Use the nearest ditch to dispose of grass clippings with the leaf blower? Did you ever wonder where it all ends up? Galveston Bay. Substances that make their way into the City of Houston and Harris County stormwater drainage system flow directly into our bayous, rivers and ultimately, into the Bay. If stormwater is contaminated by contact with pollutants, then that's how it stays. Stormwater receives no treatment.

This Web site will help you learn what you can do to keep our water clean for generations to come.


September 29th, 2018

Harris County Precinct 4 Civic Adventure Day

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston

Harris County Precinct 4 is hosting its first Civic Adventure Day!

This free family friendly event features meet-and-greet opportunities with local civic leaders, educational and recreational activities, and refreshments from food trucks .

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle invites representatives from a variety of organizations to participate as exhibitors at Civic Adventure Day to promote the services, events, and activities that benefit residents of Harris County Precinct 4.

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Rain Gardens "A Hands-On Workshop - Managing Stormwater Where It Falls"

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Do you want to help protect the environment? Participate in a SWIM project in your area.
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Find out how to earn your leadership or merit badge, while helping the environment and your community.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Want to learn about how you can cut back on Household Hazardous Waste?

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